Banana and Chocolate Cake
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Banana and Chocolate Cake

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Serves 1 - 10 Slices

Tasty and easy to make, this cake is a great way to use up left over bananas.

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Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 medium sized ripe bananas (approx 450g)
  • 2 medium sized eggs, beaten
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 100g sultanas
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 10 squares of dark chocolate (which have been chopped into quarters to make little chunks, or use chocolate chips - you can decide on the quantity according to your taste!)

Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (160 for fan assisted) or Gas Mark 4 and line a medium sized loaf tin (I used a tin which is about 8" square) with grease proof paper
    2. Mash the ripe bananas in a large bowl, pour in the beaten eggs, sultanas and sugar, then sift in the flour and stir into a nice thick mixture.
    3. Pour one third of your mixture into the loaf tin then sprinkle in some chocolate chunks, add more cake mix, then sprinkle in more chunks and repeat - adding the chocolate this way rather than stirring it into the mix prevents the chocolate from sinking to the bottom of the mixture and burning.
    4. Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
    5. Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tin. Then enjoy! I find it makes about 10 large slices but it could go further. I keep it in the fridge and it lasts well. It also lends itself well to variations - by removing the chocolate and using just cinnamon it becomes a low fat banana loaf.

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Comments (7)

rozzyx's picture

Sorry you didn't like the recipe Neal, perhaps something went wrong in your preparation? I've never had trouble with it not rising, I suppose it can seem stodgy depending on what you're expecting, it is more of a loaf than a 'cake'.

nealpearson's picture
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The cake didn't rise and was stodgy. It needs baking powder or aeration. Not a good recipe as it stands.

tedismum's picture

Beautifully simple to make and delicious to eat! Have already passed the recipe on to my mother-in-law! (I left the sultanas out of my cake as I don't particularly care for them!) My husband toasted his slices and spread lashings of butter on them!

tedismum's picture

Beautifully simple to make and delicious to eat! Have already passed the recipe on to my mother-in-law! (I left the sultanas out of my cake as I don't particularly care for them!)

rozzyx's picture

Hello! I'm so glad you liked it, I made one again this weekend I'm addicted.
The banana does stay googey so I would suggest cooking it until the top is nice and brown. It should be ok with the amount of time it's in the oven for but I'm not sure the skewer test is necessary with this one...i'm no cooking expert though either i'm afraid.
So pleased you enjoyed it! Rozx

sarahandbilly's picture
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What a great recipe, loved the way it didnt include butter as really didnt need it. Found it hard to make sure the cake was cooked right as when I tested the cake with a skewer it didnt come out clean, but would a banana cake come out clean as the bananas are gooey anyway and are not going to dry like a sponge mix? Sorry im new to all this baking!

sarahandbilly's picture
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What a great recipe, loved the way it didnt include butter as really didnt need it.

Found it hard to make sure the cake was cooked right as when I tested the cake with a skewer it didnt come out clean, but would a banana cake come out clean as the bananas are gooey anyway and are not going to dry like a sponge mix?

Sorry im new to all this baking!

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