chocolate and banana loaf slice and chocolate syrup drizzle
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Chocolate and Banana Loaf

A rich dark moist chocolate and banana loaf.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cake / Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: British
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 75 grams good quality dark chocolate - I used 85% cocoa (a scant 1/2 cup)
  • 110 grams unsalted butter - at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 125 grams caster sugar superfine, (2/3 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125 grams self-raising flour (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 medium ripe bananas - mashed

Instructions

  • Pre heat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4. Grease or line your 1-pound loaf tin and put it to one side.
  • Melt the chocolate either in a microwave on half power for 30 seconds at a time or in a double boiler, once melted put aside for the moment to cool slightly.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing in between each addition.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa, melted chocolate and mashed banana.
  • And stir gently to bring it all together.
  • Pour it into your prepared loaf tin and smooth the top out.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 50 to 55 minutes until its firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in its tin for 10 minutes then transfer it to a cooling rack. Once fully cool, serve.