Saturday, 27 November 2010

Chocolate Banana Cake

I saw Nigel Slater cooking this on his 'Simple Suppers' programme this week and knew I had to bake it - although even I would draw the line at having cake for my supper!  A look at my other 'Nigel' cakes on this blog will show how often he uses a 'pound cake' mix - i.e. equal quantities of flour, sugar and butter.  If the butter is lovely and soft, it is a breeze to make - just bung it all in the food mixer with some eggs and half a teaspoon of cinnamon and give it a good mix.  The quantities he used were 175g each of the SR flour/caster or light muscovado sugar/unsalted butter base, with 2 eggs.  When well beaten and fluffy, fold through 3 medium or 2 large ripe bananas, chopped, and 125g of dark chocolate, chopped fairly chunkily.  Turn into a greased and lined 2lb loaf tin and bake at 160C fan for 45 minutes or so until the centre is cooked.  Nigel added chopped toasted hazelnuts to his mix, but I didn't have any.  I'm sure this would be a wonderful addition.  This cake should keep well for our lunchboxes.....provided I can stop snaffling slices of it.


  1. Just had a slice, gently heated for a few seconds so the chocolate melted (don't have a microwave so popped it in the toaster) and it was yummy with some hot milky coffee. Hope it isn't too cold and snowy where you are Joy, not snowing here but icy cold