Slices of Banana and chocolate loaf
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Banana and chocolate Cake

A quick and easy Banana and chocolate cake.
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: cake
Cuisine: British
Keyword: easy bake
Servings: 8 - 10 slices
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Lynn Hill


  • 150 g butter softened
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 125 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder sieved
  • 2 large ripe bananas lightly mashed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until lighter in colour with a creamy texture. If needed, scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go along.
  • Keep the mixer going and gradually add the eggs a little at a time, adding a little flour to help prevent curdling.
  • Sieve the flours, baking powder and cocoa powder together, then add to the cake batter. Add any residual wholemeal husks left from the wholemeal spelt flour. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the bananas and Vanilla Extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for approx 50 minutes, or until baked, testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out cleanly.
  • Leave in the tin for 10 – 15 minutes to cool a little before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.


This cake will keep well for a couple of days if kept wrapped and in an airtight container. But it does taste best on the day it's made. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.9mg