This cake is perfect for using up brown bananas. Simple to make and perfect every time.


  • 185g plain flour (I find you can mess around with flour combinations really nicely with this recipe . So maybe half wholemeal and half plain)

  • 45g cocoa OR 30g of cacao

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 140g sugar

  • 120 ml vegetable oil

  • 1/4 pint water

  • 2 bananas the riper the better !

  • 50g of dark chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 160c/325f/ Gas mark 3. Combine all the ingredients. pour into a greased tin. I use a loaf tin.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in the pre-heated oven. Or until a sharp knife comes out clean.

You can ice if you like but we enjoy ours hot. Perfect with custard !

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