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Banana & Chocolate Cake

Now I don’t need to tell you all its been a little warm recently, no complaining from me I love the sun. What I don’t love is food waste and I don’t know about you but banana are going brown and overripe very quickly in this heat. What better way to use them up than making cake! Take it on a picnic, or freeze. Just don’t waste whole bunches of banana’s :)

This recipe will make a standard loaf cake. Half the recipe to make a batch of cupcakes or 5 mini loaf cakes.


125 grams butter at room temperature

250 grams Caster Sugar

2 Large eggs

2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract

250 grams Plain flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

3 Large banana’s, mashed using a fork use 4 small ones theoverripe the better

170 grams Milk chocolate chopped in to chunks

To Make

Pre-heat your oven to 180C Butter a loaf tin, line it with parchment paper

Cream together the butter and sugar until you have a fluffy, light consistency.

Crack the eggs one at a time into a small bowl adding one at a time.

Add the vanilla extract and mix

Sift your flour, baking powder and the together and add to the butter mixture, mix until combined

Add the mashed banana’s and your chocolate chunks and mix until everything has been combined thoroughly.

Scrape your cake batter into your loaf tin and gently smooth over the top with your spatula. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Enjoy :)

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