Monday, 8 August 2011

Chocolate-banana cake

For Rory's birthday last week I asked him what flavour cake he wanted. "Banana!" he said. I hadn't made banana cake before but had a quick hunt for recipes. I found a lot of variations - plain banana, banana with walnuts, coconut, raisins or chocolate chips, with cream cheese icing, buttercream icing etc. Going back to check with the birthday boy, he thought chocolate chips would be good. *Fist pump* that's what I wanted to make too! Can't beat chocolate and banana as a dessert combination.

Here's the recipe which I adapted from the BBC Good Food website:

170g flour
170g caster sugar
140g margarine
3 eggs
2 ripe bananas (after tasting the finished cake I might change this to 3 bananas next time to amp up the banana-y-ness, but it was fine with 2)
200g chocolate, broken into fairly big chunks (who wants wimpy little chocolate chips? BIG CHUNKS!)

Preheat the oven to 160 C

Mash up the bananas, and mix everything together in a bowl (BBC website say use a food processor, I don't have one so used a wooden spoon, worked perfectly).

Pour into a cake tin (I was using a heart shaped tin that's about 10" across, and had enough batter left over for 4 cupcakes) and bake for an hour. Serve on its own, or with custard!

This was really yummy and easy to make. I'll definitely be doing this again. (I may bring one along to #cakecamp!)


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  2. Sorry about removing post, technical hitch. Just wanted to say this cake sounds delicious. Have had banana cake before, but never with chocolate. I will have to try this.

  3. It was really good. I used dark chocolate but milk choc would be good too, just noticed I didn't say what kind of chocolate it is in the recipe!