Banana chocolate cake

Banana chocolate cake

Banana Chocolate Cake

This is easy to make and use up your over ripe bananas

Ingredients (serves 8)

* 1 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

* 3/4 cup self-raising flour

* 2/3 cup cocoa powder

* 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

* 1 cup caster sugar

* 2 eggs, lightly beaten

* 2 large, over-ripe bananas, mashed

* 3/4 cup milk

* 1/2 cup vegetable oil

* Icing

* 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture

* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

* 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, warmed


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an 8-cup capacity, 24cm fluted ring tin.
Sift flours, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
Add husks from sieve.
Add sugar. Stir to combine. Make a well in the centre.

2. Combine eggs, banana, buttermilk and oil in a jug. Pour into well. Stir to combine.

3. Spoon cake mixture into prepared tin. Smooth surface.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Stand cake for 5 minutes in tin. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

4. Make icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add milk. Using a wooden spoon, mix until smooth. Pour icing over cooled cake.
Using a flat-bladed knife, spread over top.
Allow icing to run down sides. Stand for 20 minutes or until icing sets.

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Bread and Butter Pudding with Banana and Almonds

Bread and Butter Pudding with Banana and Almonds

Bread and Butter Pudding with Banana and Almonds


  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 300ml milk
  • 6 eggs, beaten lightly
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50g butter
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 2 small (260g) bananas, sliced diagonally
  • 1⁄3 cup (55g) sultanas
  • ¼ cup (80g) apricot jam
  • ¼ cup (20g) flaked almonds

Preparation method

In a large mixing bowl, combine cream, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla.

Butter the bread and trim off the crusts. The bread can be cut into rectangles or triangles, depending on the shape of
your dish.

Lightly grease an ovenproof dish (2 litres/8-cup capacity). Arrange 1/3 of the bread in dish. Top with ½ the banana and sultanas. Pour over 1/3 of the egg mixture. Repeat, then place the remaining bread on top. Pour remaining egg mixture into the dish. Stand for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Bake pudding for about 30 minutes or until set.

Heat the jam in the microwave on HIGH (100%) for about 30 seconds or until liquid. Remove pudding from the oven. Brush the top with jam. Sprinkle with almonds and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve warm with cream, if desired.

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Banana Coffee Cake

Banana Coffee Cake

Banana Coffee Cake


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup packed soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe banana
  • 11⁄2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1⁄4 cup strong black coffee, cooled
  • 1⁄4 cup milk (optional)
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
  • 11⁄2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground coffee

Preparation method

1. Preheat oven to 180 C/160 C fan-forced. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) springform pan.

2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then banana, until blended. Fold in flour sifted with soda alternately with cooled coffee. (If mixture is thick, beat in milk.) Pour mixture into prepared pan.

3. Combine pecans, brown sugar and ground coffee; sprinkle over batter. Bake 35 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove ring and serve warm.

Banana Bread – Best Ever

Banana Bread - Best Ever

Banana Bread – Best Ever

2 bananas
2 tablespoons golden syryp
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup self-raising flour
pinch of salt

Preparation method

Heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).

Grease and line the base of a loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, mash bananas then add golden syryp. Add sugar and stir in.
Add egg, sifted flour and salt and lightly mix until combined.

Pour into loaf pan and cook for 30 minutes or until a skewer is inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn onto wire rack to cool.

Enjoy it warm straight from the oven or lightly grill it and then enjoy with butter melting on top.

Tip: you can also make variations to this by throwing in a handful of chopped dates just before pouring into tin to bake or adding choc chips to make a choc banana bread.

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