Recipe | Banana and chocolate chip loaf cake

banana and chocolate chip load cake simple uk recipe

The original recipe for this banana and chocolate chip loaf cake is from allrecipes. Banana cake is always an easy, tasty way to use up any bananas you have which have started to go black.

Ingredients (this makes enough mixture for my 29 x 10 cm loaf tin):

  • 250 g / 9 oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon milk (whichever type of milk you have in the fridge will be fine)
  • 110 g / 4 oz butter / baking margarine
  • 200 g / 7 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170 g /Β  6 oz chocolate chips (use dark, plain or milk chocolate – whichever you prefer. Instead of getting chocolate chips, I just chopped up bars of plain chocolate into small “chip” sized pieces).

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe chocolate chopped instead of chocolate chips

Method:

Grease your loaf baking tin and line it with greaseproof baking paper. My loaf tin’s internal dimensions are 29 x 10 x 7 cm (approx. 11 x 4 x 3 inches). I’ve put my measuring spoons inside the tin in the following picture to give you an idea of the size:

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe

Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees C (150 degrees C fan)/ Gas Mark 3/ 325 degrees F.

Measure the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.

In another bowl, mix together the mashed bananas and milk.

In a third bowl, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy (use a stand mixer or hand beaters to help you if you have them). Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture, beating between each addition.

Stir the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Gently stir in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips until combined.

banana and chocolate chip load cake easy uk recipe

Pour the banana and chocolate chip loaf cake mixture into your prepared baking tin.

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe in tin

Bake for about 70 minutes. After 30 minutes I put an aluminium foil “hat” onto the cake to stop the top over-browning.

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe baking

You can test whether the cake is baked by inserting a knife into the centre of the cake – if the knife comes out clean, your cake is done.

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe freshly baked

Leave your banana and chocolate chip loaf cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

The cake slices beautifully. It’s important to keep it in a cool, dry place and, if you’re keeping it more than 2-3 days I’d suggest keeping it in the fridge.

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk recipe easy sliced

 

banana and chocolate chip load cake uk easy recipe freshly baked

 


And if you’re looking for other recipes featuring chocolate mixed through sponge cake:

Mint chocolate muffins 3

 

Foolproof mint chocolate muffins featuring Mint Aero.

 

 

 

Snickers muffins with chocolate and vanilla buttercream swirl frosting

 

Snickers muffins with two-colour buttercream swirl.

 

 

 


Claire Huston / Art and Soul
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22 thoughts on “Recipe | Banana and chocolate chip loaf cake

  1. I’ve made banana bread a few times here and it’s a big hit at work. We don’t really know this here.You gave a great tip with the aliminium on top though, which I’ll try next time as well! Thank you, I feel like making it again ! PS The link via Twitter opened another site πŸ˜‰

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  2. This looks yummy, Claire. I have no real baking/cooking skills so I always admire you from a distance as I also pray for divine intervention to help me better my skills in the kitchen πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you!
      I’m not very good at cooking, but for some reason baking seems to go ok. I think it might be because if I follow the instructions things usually turn out well (not always though… I’ll never try making macarons again – lots of bother for a disastrous result!). Banana cake is a nice one – it’s a long baking time, but worth it in the end πŸ™‚

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