Plantain Paleo Cakes w. Cacao Frosting

Here’s a simple, fun recipe for flourless plantain Paleo cakes. Not to be confused with bananas, plantains are starchy fruits, which must be cooked before eating.

When you go to the grocery store, you may find green or yellow plantains. Pick up the yellow ones and look for lots of black lines and spots, resembling an overly ripe banana. This is what we want for this recipe.Plantain Paleo Cakes w. Cacao Frosting


Plantain Paleo Cakes w. Cacao Frosting Recipe


  • 1 medium-size ripe plantain (about 1.5 cups, roughly cut pieces)
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder


1. Peel the plantain and chop it roughly.
2. Process the plantain in a mini food processor. It should have a light and fluffy texture.
3. Add the dates, coconut oil, and eggs, and process well.
4. Pour the mixture into ramekins or into a cupcake tin. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes or until the cakes become golden brown.
5. To make the frosting, put the dates in the food processor along with the cacao powder and half of the coconut milk.
6. Begin processing, gradually adding more and more coconut milk until you achieve a smooth texture. Spoon or spread over the cakes. Note: the frosting will become more stiff and spreadable after being refrigerated.

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