Banana & pecan fudge loaf

Banana & pecan fudge loaf

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Cooking time

Ready in 1¼ - 1½ hours

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 10-12 slices

Delicious sweet nutty loaf, great for snacks for all the family.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per slice (of 12)

kcalories
300
protein
4g
carbs
35g
fat
17g
saturates
6.5g
fibre
1g
sugar
15g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, about 200g/8oz peeled weight
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 100g/4oz toffee yogurt
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g pecans, roughly chopped
  • 150g pack Werthers chewy toffees, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line the base of a 900g loaf tin. Mix together the bananas, eggs, butter, toffee yogurt and sugar, until well combined. Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold into the mixture, then fold in three-quarters of the pecan nuts and half the toffees.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top. Sprinkle on the remaining nuts and toffees. Bake for 50-55 mins until the loaf is risen and feels springy. Cool in the tin, then remove and peel off the lining. Will keep, wrapped, in an airtight container, for up to 3-4 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2004

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bikerbell's picture

Have made this twice now, used toffee eclairs (don't warm them first!) second time I used Lidl butterscotch sweets. Both worked really well. Used the hammer method! Baked them in a round tin which works really well. Gets better and more gooey after a couple of days.

mrsmcbain's picture
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Excellent recipe! Made for the family and it was all gone in one sitting. As mentioned by others, I also used fudge pieces and fudge yoghurt and it certainly did the trick. I have tried many different banana loaf recipes and this is by far the best. Yummy !!

lac2626's picture
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Amazing! I just bought fudge as couldn't find the chewy weathers and thought it would be the same difference and for sure - worked a dream. I also added another banana and used fudge flavoured yogurt as there was no toffee stuff in Asda left. I also added some seeds to make it seem a little healthier, pumpkin, chia etc and a touch more flour - total result! It had 58 mins in the oven, and could have taken another 5-10 I'd say. Defo gooey! But lovely. Will be making again!

1rojomojo's picture
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I made this for first time at the weekend and I LOVE it! I couldn't find werthers chewy toffees, so I used Tesco dairy toffees which were quite hard, so I microwaved them a little and that softened them enough to be able to chop easily with a large knife. I like the idea of the vanilla yoghurt and white choc! I may have to experiment with the recipe for next time!

lexy_n's picture

I've made this cake a few times and it is delicious. I am sometimes put off making it, however, because of all the faffing around with the toffees (I use chocolate eclairs). It takes ages! This time I had a flash of inspiration and decided to use a toffee hammer to break them. Interestingly I couldn't find a toffee hammer so used and actual hammer!! I'd advise using it with caution, but it worked wonders and preparing the toffees was the work of moments. SCRUMMY :)

grannyjanet's picture

Just took this out of the oven. Looks good but waiting for it to cool. It did take an hour and 35 minutes on 50 degrees in a fan oven. Should this temp have been higher?

grannyjanet's picture

Just took this out of the oven. Looks good but waiting for it to cool. It did take an hour and 35 minutes on 50 degrees in a fan oven. Should this temp have been higher?

tanyac032002's picture
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Lovely recipe. Really moist and tasty. I didn't have any toffee yogurt but I had some buttermilk, which I mixed with 2 dessert spoons of maple syrup! Voila mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

minicoopergirl's picture

Made this cake the 1st time the otherday, it took another 20mins to cook, my loaf tin was slightly smaller so some of mixture overflowed, not a disaster tho, came out brilliant, so moist. I've always found banana cakes always to be rather bland,but not the case with this one,put alot of toffee in and on the top.
The top was all melted and crunchy.
The 2nd cake, made today in a deep round tin, ran out of toffee's so used cadburys choc eclairs a whole bag, and didnt have toffee yogurt so used a vanilla substitute. WOW what a difference in a deep round tin,changes made no difference at all !

daisyolivia's picture
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Everyone loved this and asked for the recipe. Making it again already! Only comment from my fiance was more banana. I didn't use Werthers toffees, just plain old Waitrose own!

charlottenjsmith's picture
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This is such a moist, yummy cake. Made it for a bake sale and it sold out first! I warmed up the chocolate eclairs in the microwave for 20 seconds as people suggested and it made them much easier to cook. Mine normally takes an hour in the oven, i think it's because the temperature seems a bit lower.

richwood's picture
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This looks delicious because of the topping and is a lovely moist cake without being too sweet. I had trouble finding the correct toffees and used fudge. It worked perfectly.

cjbishop's picture
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Love this recipe!! Delicious! I never bother with the toffees and am always asked for the recipe...

billcarolyn's picture

This was a firm favorite with my family. Easy to make. I used Thorntons chewy toffees which worked well.

jessicawi's picture
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So good! couldn't get any softer toffees at the shop for some reason so went for a bag of cadbury's chocolate eclairs which tasted amazing. the only change i wold make is to use the full bag next time, as it won't harm the recipe and the crunchy, chewiness is amazing!

rebeccalbeach's picture
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Delicious! I also made the mistake of not realising there is more than one type of Werthers but it was still yummy. Took some in to work and it was gone within minutes.

helenlknock's picture
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Brilliant cake. Really easy to make, although the toffees don't seem to be sold in that many shops. I always receive lots of compliments about this cake :-)

lizziechicken's picture

gorgeous cake, I used sainsburys basics toffees as they had no Werthers, worked well, particularly as I just put them in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften them before chopping. I was worried about big chewy bits of toffee making the cake hard to eat and cut but the toffee had melted into the cake a bit so this was not a problem. will definitely make this again

jacquelyn_stuart's picture
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I made this as part of my charity bakesale and it was fantastic! I sold every piece and it was easy to make.
It adds a bit of variety to the old tried and tested banana loaf.
Definately worth a try!

goddesexyangel's picture
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It is The most AMAZING and AWESOM cake ever....

TIP if you find the fudge a little too hard to cut, put it in the microwave for a couple of seconds so that it softens up a little then it will be easier to cut....

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