RECIPE – Banana and Chocolate Cake

RECIPE – Banana and Chocolate Cake

Do you have some ripe bananas that no-one wants to eat but don’t want to waste them? Do you like cake?? Then read on!

Most recipes on the internet uses a loaf tin but I only have a large one so I used a sandwich tin. It does rise up quite a bit so if you have a small loaf tin or a cake tin you may want to use that..up to you!!

To ring the changes you could also add chocolate chips or nuts.


4oz / 110g Butter or margarine
6oz / 175g Caster sugar – white or golden
2 medium eggs
2 medium to large or 3 small RIPE bananas
7oz / 200g  Self Raising Flour
1oz / 25g  Cocoa

Use either Imperial or metric measures!

Oven Setting and cooking time:

180C / 350F / GAS 4 – Cook for 40 to 50 minutes in bottom half of the oven.


  1. Preheat oven to temperature.
  2. Grease and line the loaf tin / sandwich tin / cake tin.. see above
  3. Mash Bananas – you can leave a few small lumps it will be ok..
  4. Cream butter and sugar
  5. Break eggs into a small dish and beat lightly to break yolks.
  6. Pour half the eggs into the creamed mixture and stir in.
  7. Pour in rest of eggs and stir until incorporated.
  8. Tip bananas into the mixture and stir in.
  9. Sieve flour and cocoa into the mixture a few spoons at a time and fold in with a large spoon.
  10. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level off.
  11. Place in bottom half of the oven for 40 – 50 minutes.
  12. Check it is cooked by pushing a skewer or fine knife into the centre. If it comes out clean it’s done!!

Here’s the finished cake straight out of the oven.

Have a slice on it’s own hot or cold or top with cream, natural yogurt or custard.

This is also my 75/366 #Project366 picture:

Check out my other Project 366 pictures so far.


3 comments on “RECIPE – Banana and Chocolate Cake

  1. trialsinfood says:

    looks yummy! i just so happen to have some ripe bananas. 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    This looks incredible! Also a great way to get rid of ripe bananas, which I don’t like to eat 😛

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