Banana & pecan fudge loaf

Banana & pecan fudge loaf

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(37 ratings)

Ready in 1¼ - 1½ hours


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


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



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

  • 2 medium eggs, beaten



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

  • 100g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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

    Baking powder

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    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



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

  • 150g pack Werthers chewy toffees, roughly chopped


  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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14th May, 2010
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
13th May, 2010
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!
12th May, 2010
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....
7th May, 2010
My son came up with an idea to put the toffees in the microwave for about ten seconds, this made them much easier to chop and took much less time!
2nd Nov, 2009
Very easy to make. Most of the preparation time was spent chopping the toffees - use a very sharp knife! Cake took longer to bake as it is very moist cake - maybe another 20 mins extra but this could be my oven as it's not the best. It's well worth making for a moist and very tasty cake. Yummy!
11th Oct, 2009
i have to say i didnt reaslly like this cake, but thats just one person, so its nice to hear so many other people are enjoying your recipe.
22nd Aug, 2009
This delicious cake is always a sucess. One tip is to slightly soften the toffees for just a few seconds in the microwave, which makes them easier to cut with scissors and stops them shooting round the kitchen! I have also used natural yoghurt without any difference I can taste.
25th May, 2009
Think was really nice and gooey. I opted for some nice espresso coffee (about 4 shots) instead of the bananas, which went well with the toffee and nuts. For some reason a lot of the toffee seemed to fall to the bottom of the cake, making it a wee bit difficult to cut. But Yum.
24th May, 2009
I used fudge instead of toffees. Much easier to chop! Fantastic recipe. One of the most frequently requested.
19th Apr, 2009
Deeeeelicious! Took a while to find the chewy toffees but now we know where we can buy them so we can stock up!


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