No Bake Chocolate Banana Cake

Ever get the craving for a nice big hunk of chocolate cake but never feel like pulling out the mixer, heating up the oven, and baking a huge cake when you only want a slice?  No Bake Chocolate Banana Cake is the solution!  It is a rich, decadent chocolate cake loaded with bananas, and best of all, you cook it in the microwave.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
2 tbs cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Combine mashed banana, sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until smooth.

Spray a medium sized microwavable bowl with Pam and add cake batter.

Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched.  Be careful not to over cook it or it can get tough.
Let cool for 5 minutes.  Place a plate on top of the bowl and invert so the cake falls on the plate.  Dust with powdered sugar.

If you want to make this cake extra special, whip up some caramelized bananas to put on top!

Caramelized Banana Ingredients:
1 banana, sliced
1 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Melt butter in a non stick skillet and add brown sugar.  Carefully add the bananas as to not smash them and cook until bubbly.  Add lemon juice to prevent darkening.

Serve on top of No Bake Chocolate Banana Cake.

I think the addition of the bananas on top takes this cake from delicious to extraordinary.  Feel free to eat the whole cake yourself!

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