Thursday, 15 March 2012

Recipe of the week - The best & easiest banana and chocolate cake

This is the easiest and most forgiving cake recipe I have ever used, and although the methodology may look a little odd to seasoned bakers (no liquid and mixing the flour in before the eggs), trust the recipe, it really does work, and produces the most delicious, moreish, dense loaf you could wish for. This ugly little cake is never going to win an award for the prettiest treat on the block, but for ease, speed and taste you just can't beat it.
Best enjoyed for breakfast with a cup of earl grey or straight out of the oven while the chocolate chunks are still liquid!

175g softened butter
175g soft brown sugar
175g self-raising flour
2 eggs
2 medium/3 large bananas, squished
400g chocolate chunks (I use dark chocolate)

Cream the butter and sugar

Mix in the flour

Add in the eggs

Stir in the banana and chocolate

Pour into a greased and lined loaf tin, put in a preheated oven on 175c, for 35mins. Take it out of the oven and let it cool in the tin, et voila!

This lasts a good week in the tin (if you can!), and gets moister and moister!


  1. Yummy! I'll be trying this out right away, can't get enough of homemade cakes at the moment, it's a craving...well that's my excuse!!!

  2. this looks soooo good, its made me hungry lol! must make this asap!! :)x