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Flower-shaped mini almond butter banana cakes with dark chocolate chips!

on 03/03/2015

Hey folks, welcome to the month March! The weather is getting better, the birds are singing & I feel fine,…How about you?


A few years ago, I invented this Gluten-free almond butter-banana- flower-shaped cake! It was the best gluten-free cake, I ever invented. You can find the original recipe: here! This is a glorious easy to make winning almond butter & banana combination. I also added dark chocolate chips. It is truly delicious! Whenever I serve this cake, everyone who tasted it, asked me for the recipe! Now, I made smaller bite-sized flower-shaped cake treats out of them! It is easy peasy! πŸ˜‰

yum yum yum!

yum yum yum!

Read on How I made them! πŸ™‚

Recipe: For about 38 smaller flower-shaped cake balls


2 large ripe bananas, peeled & completely mashed with a fork

2 organic eggs, beaten loose with a fork

1/2 cup of coconut sugar or less depending on your taste, but the cake is a bit sweet but not so sweet this way!

1 cup salted almond butter with oil, the oils well-mixed into the almond butter

1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract. I use home-made

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips/ I use Callebaut’s because he is Belgian, like me!


1. Preheat your oven to 180Β° C ( 350 F) for about 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven.

2. Take your Kenwood bowl & place the K-paddle in or do this by hand. Add mashed bananas, beaten eggs, almond butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon & vanilla. Mix on medium-speed until it all comes together. Β Stop to scrape your ingredients from the side of the bowl. Mix again until fully joined. Now, add baking soda, apple cider vinegar & chocolate chips. Mix until all is beautifully joined.

3. Place your mini flower-shaped silicon baking mats, on a Silpat for stability, on oven racks. Fill your mats with 3/4 of the dough mix. Try to divide your chocolate chips all evenly over each flower hole. If you fill them 4/4, the dough will rise too much & you won’t get a perfect flower shape, when you turn them upside down! And that is not what you want! πŸ˜‰ Place the racks in the middle of your oven & bake for about 15-20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes in the oven with a small test pin. If the pin comes out clean, they are well-baked. With oven gloves on, take them out of the oven & place the flower-shaped silicon mats on wire racks to cool down for about 10 minutes. If you wait these 10 minutes, your cakes will get that lovely shine on them, that is typical of silicon baking. Also, they will be easier to remove them out of the mats! Β So after these 10 minutes, Carefully flip them out of those flower mats & turn them over & you will see that lovely flower pattern on top, like pictures above! Place them on wire racks to cool down completely! They are a perfect food gift & are very delicious with a great cafΓ© latte! xxx You can also find my tasty recipe here:Β

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58 responses to “Flower-shaped mini almond butter banana cakes with dark chocolate chips!

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    They look so beautiful! Banana and dark chocolate are great together.

  2. oooh…. think I might have just found Daddy’s birthday cake!!! Cheers Sophie xx

  3. Katarina says:

    Yum, they are so pretty. Banana and chocolate are great together!

  4. Those little cakes are so beautiful. The cake looks moist and delicious and the little flower pans are so pretty.

  5. Koko says:

    They look so beautiful!! Mmm I love the inside shot, too, showing that yummy callebaut chocolate!

  6. Divalicious says:

    Sounds and looks delicious!

  7. Amazing Sophie!! the must be so delicious!

  8. Your post is making me hungry!

  9. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    Can you invite me for your mouthwatering delicacies with a nice cup of tea?

  10. Sophie, they look gorgeous! I bet once you start eating them, it’s hard to stop yourself! πŸ™‚

  11. hotlyspiced says:

    The cakes are so pretty. I love your mould. And I do love the combination of banana and chocolate xx

  12. Sophieeeeee… these are gorgeous! I’m sure you have loads of moulds similar to mine! I will put these on my list of things to try (subbing the eggs with something). Wish I had time to bake today! Maybe at the weekend πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

  13. Sean says:

    Hey Sophie!
    I made your divine mini cakes in Another silicon baking mat & they came out perfect! They are very tasty too, very filling indeed! Yum Yum yummmmmm! Xxx

  14. Ina Gawne says:

    Sophie your cakes look fabulous….and delicious too! πŸ™‚

  15. Liz says:

    so perfect! Love the molds.

  16. thehungrymum says:

    so very pretty – like little works of art πŸ™‚

  17. So lovely. We made an almost identical cake on Monday! I swear that we are food soul sisters. Looks amazing, Sophie, as always.

  18. Johan says:

    Hey Sophie! I made your lovely mini cakes yesterday afternoon & loved them so much!
    They were just stunning & even FABULOUS! xxx

  19. They look delicious. πŸ™‚

  20. Dana says:

    OMG I don’t know how I missed this post, since it has everything I love !! Bananas, almond butter, chocolate, and it’s gluten free to boot πŸ™‚ I am making this as soon as I get my hands on some coconut flour (which I love too, ha). And those flower shapes are absolutely gorgeous. My kids would eat them up, hee hee.

    • Sophie33 says:

      There is not any coconut flour in here, Dana!!! x It is flour less! xx
      Enjoy these tasty filling beauties!

  21. They look very pretty πŸ™‚

  22. wow so yummy i love them..

  23. vegeTARAian says:

    Oh gosh, they are so pretty! I must give this one a try πŸ˜‰

  24. shenANNAgans says:

    All the yeeeeessss! So pretty, book marking this beauty for my besties bday cake. Thanks Sophie. πŸ™‚

  25. Noor says:

    I made these tasty beauties & loved them so much!
    They were even fabulous & amazing too! xxx

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