I don’t think it’s a secret around these parts that I love a loaf cake. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not into fuss and frippery. I want to make a cake, and eat it. I don’t want to spend six hours of my life fighting with icing nozzles and decorations. That’s not me – so a loaf cake ticks all my cakey boxes. They are generally very simply and quick to knock up and many recipes can just baked and scoffed, perfect
There’s a chance I may have blogged this recipe before however, I have tweaked it a little over the past few years. It’s a firm family favourite, in fact I would go as far as to say it’s THE family favourite cake, often found in packed lunches (where I am told their friends go YUCK on account of how it looks) and I’m not going to lie, bananas are bought purely so they go spotty and can be turned into cake.
The banana means this is a wonderfully moist cake and keeps well for a good couple of days – if it hangs around that long! It’s quite a versatile cake and in the past I have added other ingredients such as mini pieces of fudge or chopped walnuts – but the standard banana and chocolate variety is the most popular!
Banana & Chocolate Loaf Cake
Pour your cake mixture into the ready-prepared tin and bake in the oven at 170c/gas mark 3 for around 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
And that really is it! So quick and easy and mainly items you’ll have languishing in your cupboard or fridge at any one time! I must make this cake at least twice a month and we’re not bored of it yet. And with that….I’m off for a slice!