Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake

Heavy cake?

Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake

This is a recipe from the BBC Food site.

It wasn't a total success. It ended up as being quite heavy. I might try making it as cupcakes next time.


  • 125g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 100g chocolate chips, white or milk are best
  • 190g self raising flour
  • 60ml milk


  • STEP 1Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  • STEP 2Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well.
  • STEP 3Add the egg, mix well.
  • STEP 4Stir in the flour and the milk. Once combined add the chocolate chips.
  • STEP 5Pour into the prepared tin, sprinkle with a tablespoon of demerara sugar to give a crunch topping if liked.
  • STEP 6Bake at 150 C fan oven (or 170 C regular, Gas mark 3) for 45 mins, until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool and enjoy