Banana & Chocolate Loaf Cake

A mouthwatering, moist and filling cake…plus it’s got banana in so surely this is 1 of your 5 a day :)

This is a staple recipe of mine which I tend to make when we have loads of bananas left over.  Grant loves bananas but we frequently over-buy them and I end up going in to mass-banana-bake-off!  This recipe is good because it is versatile and you could replace the chocolate with something else or maybe mix things up a bit…peanut butter, banana and jam maybe?!

Banana and chocolate is an ideal combo

This recipe comes from the best cooking/baking book ever:

My cooking bible!!

If you can get your hands on a copy then DO!  Grant bought one copy from amazon and then we bought a 2nd one; in much better condition, from on Tynemouth Market.  This is sad seen as we now own a ‘kitchen’ and a ‘good’ copy.  God forbid something happens to the kitchen copy…but have no fear we’ll have our backup!  This basically got us through the darker days of when we first bought our house and had to make meals using not a lot of products!  The stew recipe is epic as are the devilled sausages!  So in short…buy this book…you won’t regret it.

Ingredients

Cakes

  • 75g Stork
  • 75g sugar
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 125g milk/dark chocolate

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180degrees and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

Beat the butter and sugar together

Add a few drops of lemon juice

Meanwhile mash up the bananas whilst the butter and sugar are beating…

…and chop the chocolate up in to chunks

Keep them chunky though so they melt in the cake :)

Add the 2 eggs and the flour…mix until it’s all combined.

Get your ingredients ready…

Add the banana first and stir through

Then add the chocolate and stir through…but reserve a little to sprinkle on top!

Sprinkle the reserved chocolate on top.

  • Pop in the oven for 20-25mins on the middle shelf.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool in it’s tin for at least 30mins.

Then transfer to a wire rack still in the greaseproof paper to cool a bit more.

Cut up into 8 decent portions!

This could be served with a cuppa whilst still a little warm and gooey or serve as a pudding with ice cream or custard! Delish!

A really simple recipe with delectable results :)

Happy baking

ZoBird xxx

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