Marbled chocolate and banana loaf

6
Total Time
1hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1hr
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
This is a lovely, moist banana cake that gives you a hit of chocolate at the same time.

Ingredients

Cocoa Powder

25 g, sifted

Banana(s)

450 g, ripe, (unpeeled weight) peeled and mashed

Egg, whole, raw

2 medium, raw, beaten

Vanilla Extract

½ teaspoons, level

White Self Raising Flour

225 g

Low Fat Spread

110 g

Light Brown Sugar

110 g

Instructions

  1. Line a 900g loaf tin with baking paper. Dissolve the cocoa powder in 4 tablespoons of boiling water and set aside to cool. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the bananas, eggs and vanilla. Sift the flour into a separate bowl and rub in the spread with your fingers. Stir in the sugar and the banana mixture. Put a third of the mixture in the small bowl and stir in the cocoa mixture.
  3. Put random dollops of each cake mixture in the tin until you’ve used all the mixture, then swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Start eating better than ever!