This is a super chocolatey banana cake, made with mashed bananas, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. My children loved this cake and it’s already a family favourite. Sometimes chocolate cakes can be a bit on the dry side but not this one, the bananas help keep this cake really moist. I think this cake tastes better the next day but you’ll have to refrain from eating it until then to find that out. It is really delicious.
You can support Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February to 9 March) by making this cake with Fairtrade bananas and cocoa powder.
Ingredients (serves 8 to 10)
125g unsalted butter
150g light muscovado sugar
2 large eggs (beaten)
220g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
30g cocoa powder
300g bananas (mashed) equivalent to 3 small bananas
100g dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoon milk
1. Pre heat your oven to Fan 160c and line a 2lb loaf tin with a liner or baking parchment.
2. Cream the sugar and butter together until it is light and fluffy. The mixture will be a beautiful cafe latte colour.
3. Beat in the eggs a little at a time adding a spoon of the measured out flour if looks like it’s curdling.
4. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixture and combine.
5. Mix in the mashed bananas, milk and chocolate chips until just combined.
6. Put the cake mixture into the lined tin and bake for 1 hour.
7. After an hour check the cake, it’s unlikely to be done so cover with foil and bake for a further 15 minutes. This stops it from burning.
8. Once baked test with a skewer, if it comes out clean then the cake is done. Allow it to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling down.
If you are a chocoholic, lover of banana cake or are crazy about both then this recipe is for you.
Until next time, happy baking.