Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Recipe: Cocoa Banana Walnut Loaf

This cake is a great way to use up old bananas, and you can never go wrong with chocolate!

I adapted a recipe I had that called for dark chocolate and used cocoa powder instead, this cake is really easy to whip up with ingredients you'll have in the cupboard already.

You'll need:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed 
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 185g self raising flour
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • A couple of handfuls of  chopped walnuts
  • Icing sugar

Here's what you need to do:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line your loaf tin.

2. Mix the banana and sugar together until just combined. Then add in the flour, cocoa, eggs, oil and milk and stir it all together with a wooden spoon. Once they're mixed together fold in the walnuts - save a few for the end.

3. Put the mixture into the tin and bake for about 55mins (until a knife through the centre comes out clean). Leave to cool and when you're ready to serve add water to your icing sugar and drizzle over. Finish off your cake by sticking some more walnuts on the top.

Do you have any good recipes that use up food that would otherwise go to waste? Please share in the comments!


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