Banana & pecan fudge loaf

Banana & pecan fudge loaf

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(35 ratings)

Ready in 1¼ - 1½ hours

Easy

Cuts into 10-12 slices
Delicious sweet nutty loaf, great for snacks for all the family.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice (of 12)

  • kcal300
  • fat17g
  • saturates6.5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, about 200g/8oz peeled weight
    Banana

    Banana

    bah-nah-nah

    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g/4oz toffee yogurt
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100g pecan, roughly chopped
    Pecan nuts

    Pecan

    pee-kan

    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 150g pack Werthers chewy toffees, roughly chopped

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.

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staceya
8th Dec, 2008
5.05
This cake is simply amazing! The smell of it cooking always gets my mouth watering! i've discovered that using dark muscovado sugar instead of light gives it a richer flavour, and without a doubt, Asda smart price toffees do the job the best!! Because they're so hard, they make amzing gooey pools of loveliness in the cake! And i always use the whole bag of them as at 27p, why not????!!
HappyCook29
4th Oct, 2008
5.05
I wasn't sure to begin with as i'm not a lover of banana cake (would normally eat as a fruit) but i felt encouraged by all of the comments.. and i can honestly say THIS IS THE BEST BANANA CAKE RECIPE... TOTALLY DELICIOUS. We had friends round when i'd made this and within half an hour out of the oven half the cake had been eaten. Ive made it several times since. Ive chopped toffees & bashed them - both still messy but worth the effort. Ive also used hazelnut yoghurt instead of toffee and both work well. Give it try you'll be surprised.. its very tasty
notmum
30th Sep, 2008
4.05
Lol! Jessica thanks for that...I'm sure it didn't say chewy when I first printed the recipe off...I didn't even know there were chewy or hard varities!!!
jess-white
6th Sep, 2008
5.05
'Sally' - You where ment to use chewy toffees instead of the hard ones!!! Thats probably why it took you so long to bash up xD Gorgeus Recipie, Loved It!
chestersce
26th Aug, 2008
Just made this but substituted a vanilla yoghurt and used white chocolate instead of the toffee. Its lovely! :o) Obviously didn't put any chocolate on the top though!
siaimaiava
18th Aug, 2008
5.05
Absolutely scrummy!
forestnuter
9th Jul, 2008
4.05
I find this has the tendency to be too moist and lacking any really structural integrity so I slightly increased the flour. On the occasions that it holds together it is great and deliciously sweet! I wanted it more bananary so added one more mashed banana and slice half and folded it in and was really flavoursome. Lovely!
jnduggan1
4th Jun, 2008
5.05
WOW! No other word for it.....dead easy and simply divine!
notmum
30th Apr, 2008
4.05
Good flavours a bit too moist I thought, but perhaps I should have cooked it longer.I bashed the toffees with a rolling pin but it still took ages to break them up!!
katelenton
18th Mar, 2008
No Werthers toffees in the local shop, so made this with cadbury's chocolate eclairs. Delicious

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