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Chocolate & banana cake

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long

  • Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Makes 1 large loaf cake
  • Easy
  • Makes 1 large loaf cake
  • Easy
  • Calories 502
  • Carbohydrates 63
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 43
  • Protein 7
  • Fat 27
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.51

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 502
  • Carbohydrates 63
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 43
  • Protein 7
  • Fat 27
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.51

Ingredients

  • 100ml sunflower oil, plus extra to grease
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • half tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g chocolate chips or chunks
  • 175g very ripe bananas
  • 3 medium eggs, 2 separated
  • 50ml milk
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100ml soured cream
  • handful dried banana chips, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment (allow it to come 2cm above top of tin). Mix the sugar, flour, bicarb, cocoa and chocolate in a large bowl.

  2. Mash the bananas in a bowl and stir in the whole egg plus 2 yolks, followed by the oil and milk. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Quickly stir the wet banana mixture into the dry ingredients, stir in a quarter of the egg whites to loosen the mixture, then gently fold in the rest. Gently scrape into the tin and bake for 1 hr 10-15 mins, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  3. Cool in the tin on a wire rack. To make the icing, melt the chocolate and soured cream together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Chill in the fridge until spreadable. Remove cake from tin, roughly swirl icing over and scatter with the banana chips.

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