Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chocolate & banana cake recipe

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You can bake this cake a day or two ahead as the bananas will keep it really moist.

Makes 2 cakes
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins


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


25g unsalted butter
2 generous tbsp plain flour
1 level tbsp demerara sugar
pecans , chopped to make 2 tbsp


1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the bases of 2 x 450g loaf tins with baking parchment. To make the streusel topping, rub the butter into the flour, then mix in the demerara sugar and chopped pecans. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a small glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth and remove from the heat.

2. Cream together the softened butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the egg, beating well between each addition. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold in using a large metal spoon. Add the mashed banana and chocolate and mix well.

3. Divide the mixture between the 2 tins and top each with the streusel. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack, then wrap in baking parchment or foil.

You can make this cake a day or two ahead as the bananas will keep it really moist.

Recipe from olive magazine, June 2005.

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