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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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