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Banana Choc Chip Cake – Didsbury Arts Festival

Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake

We have created a recipe to celebrate a collaboration between the Co-op, Didsbury Arts Festival and the local Food Bank. To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight February 22nd – 7th  March

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  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 2 tbsp milk (use oil or water if you don’t have milk)
  • 100g soft butter or baking spread
  • 150g plain flour (you will need to add baking powder) OR  if you use self-raising flour (no need for baking powder)
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda – if you don’t have bicarb, whip up the egg whites to add air.
  • 1tsp baking powder – only add if using plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g chocolate
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar to sieve on top


    1. Preheat the oven 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Grease and line a 450g/1lb loaf tin with non-stick baking parchment.
    2. Use a fork to mash the peeled banana in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining cake ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix by hand or with an electric hand whisk until combined and smooth.
    3. Melt the chocolate in the bowl over a pan of simmering water (ensuring that the bowl does not touch the water). Stir regularly, until almost completely melted, then remove from the heat. The heat of the bowl will melt any remaining lumps.
    4. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin.
    5. To create a marble effect, spoon the melted chocolate onto the mixture and using a skewer or chop stick swirl it into the mix.
    6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until well risen, use a skewer to test – it should come out clean.
    7. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
    8. For decoration sprinkle on icing sugar using a sieve.

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