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Spelt Flour Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

By: chrislori


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup loosely packed golden yellow sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas - medium/large in size
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups milk, I used 2% organic
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with nonstick oil and line a 9 x 12 inch rectangular cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Using a stand mixer or handheld beaters, cream the butter on high speed in a large bowl for a minute or so.
  • Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • On low speed, scraping down sides of bowl with spatula, add egg, peeled bananas and pure vanilla extract until incorporated.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk until all ingredients are incorporated (do not overmix)
  • Fold in chocolate chips (or throw em into the mixer if feeling lazy!)
  • Bake in oven on middle rack for 25-30 minutes, depending on how hot your oven gets. Turn pan halfway through. Check cake after 20 minutes and every few minutes thereafter. (I hate an overdone cake!) Cake is finished when a clean toothpick inserted in middle come out clean.


Originally published on Poppytalk.