Moist chocolate and Banana Cake

As a SAFFA, I am well educated on how to use up banana’s that are starting to reach the over-ripe phase in their lives… by baking Banana Bread!

But I was absolutely delighted when I found a recipe in the *Olive* magazine section of BBC Good Food Website that not only helped with those slightly bruised and dark looking banana’s … but incorporated one of my other favourite ingredients… CHOCOLATE… and suddenly, what emerged was this dashingly moist Chocolate cake that really didn’t require icing (maybe just a dash of icing sugar to make it look *pwetty*)


100g plain chocolate

150g unsalted butter , softened

175g golden caster sugar

3 eggs , beaten

175g self-raising flour

1 level tsp baking powder

25g cocoa

2 large bananas , peeled and mashed

  1. Melt the chocolate (either in the microwave or in a bowl over a pot of simmering water)
  2. Cream sugar and butter together, gradually adding the eggs one by one
  3. Sift flour, cocoa & baking powder and fold into mixture
  4. Add chocolate and banana
  5. Bake for approx 45-60min at 180c (until skewer comes out clean) in a greased springform tin (or you can make 2 *loaves*)

    Before going into the oven


And BOB is your uncle (or in my case *Uncle A* is your uncle)

This is a recipe that is an amazing standby to make a day or two before you need to be a domestic goddess and the banana’s manage to keep the cake super duper amazingly moist….*sigh*


3 thoughts on “Moist chocolate and Banana Cake

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  3. THANK YOU for posting this recipe!!! I found this recipe on BBC good food 4 years ago and LOVE it! I use to make it all the time as it never lasted long in our house. A couple of years ago they removed this recipe from the website and I could have kicked myself for not writing it down! I am so glad I have just come across your blog! Thank you again! X

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