Today I baked a lovely Chocolate and Banana Loaf Cake, and topped with a chocolate ganache. This is a simple recipe which I adapted, slightly, from BBC Good Food. That had banana chips on the top as well but I didn’t see the need for them and am always slightly dubious about quite how hard they can be,
The recipe is very easy, as it is just a question of mixing all the ingredients together, except for having to whisk some of the egg whites before adding in.
It takes very little time to prepare, so most of the time is taken on baking and cooling as the topping is made.
My attempt turned out very well, a lovely moist cake which tastes wonderful with the chocolate flavour infused with banana, and then the rich chocolate ganache on top.
I urge you to try this one, you will be amply rewarded.
- 100ml sunflower oil
- 175g caster sugar
- 175g self-raising flour
- half tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 100g chocolate chips or chunks
- 175g very ripe bananas
- 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites
- 50ml milk
- 100g milk chocolate
- 100ml soured cream
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.
Mash the bananas in a bowl and stir in the whole egg plus 2 yolks, followed by the oil and milk.
Cool in the tin on a wire rack.