Banana and Chocolate Chunk Loaf

Hi everyone, it’s me artybaker. Today I made a Banana Loaf Cake with Milk Chocolate Chunks. Here it is:

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It’s a Mary Berry recipe that I added chocolate to. I got the idea when eating a banana and chocolate flakes yogurt and thinking how well the chocolate went with the banana. This is how I made it…

Firstly, grease a loaf tin with butter and line the base and two sides with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and preheat the oven.

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Peel and slice two bananas and mash them up with a fork.

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Chop up the chocolate into smallish chunks and set aside about 10g for the decoration.

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Then measure out the margarine, sugar, eggs and flour.

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Mix all of them with the banana except the chocolate chunks, there may be little lumps of margarine, but carry on mixing until you can’t see anymore.

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Then stir in the chocolate chunks.

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Pour into the prepared tin and smooth down as much as possible.

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Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. Towards the end of the baking time melt the remaining chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of almost boiling water.

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When the cake is done, run a knife along the two edges that are not lined with greaseproof paper and lift the cake out of the tin and peel the paper of the base. Now, drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cake diagonally in one direction. And your done!

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Here’s the recipe for Banana and Chocolate Chunk Loaf

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, 100g (4oz) margarine, 175g (60z) caster sugar, 2 medium free range eggs, 225g (8oz) self-raising flour, 250g (9oz) milk chocolate (cut into chunks).

Method: 1 – Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment and Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, 160 degrees Celsius fan oven, 350 degrees Fahrenheit, gas 4. 2 – Slice the bananas and mash them up with a fork. 3 – Break the eggs into a measuring jug and beat with a fork. 4 – Put the margarine, caster sugar, eggs and flour in the bowl with the banana and mix until well combined. Remember to make sure there are no lumps of margarine in the mix. 5 – Set aside 10g of chocolate to use for the decoration and stir in the rest of the chunks to the main mixture. 6 – Pour into the prepared tin and smooth down with a spoon. Bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours. 7 – Melt the chocolate you set aside earlier in a glass bowl over a pan of almost boiling water. When the cake is done, drizzle the chocolate over the top diagonally in one direction.

Thanks for reading!

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