A deliciously moist loaf cake - rich dark chocolate and sweet, ripe bananas....a perfect match!


100g butter

175g caster sugar

2 eggs

2 ripe bananas

225g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp milk

100g dark chocolate


1. Line a 900g loaf tin with parchment paper

2. Measure all of the ingredients (except the chocolate) into a mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer or wooden spoon until well blended.

3. Break the chocolate into a separate bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted.

4. Add 1/3 of the banana mix to the melted chocolate and mix well.

5. Add 1/2 the plain banana mix to the bottom of the loaf tin.

6. Spoon in three spoonfuls of the chocolate mix on top.

7. Add a second layer with the remaining plain mix.

8. Spoon the remaining chocolate mix on top.

9. Using a knife, swirl the mixture together to create a marbled effect.

10. Bake for 50 mins - 1 hour at 180C until well risen and golden brown. Insert a skewer into the centre of the loaf, it will come out clean when cooked.

11. Allow to cool and cut into thick slices. Enjoy!