Easy banana chocolate chip cake

    1 hour 15 min

    Bananas and chocolate are a match made in heaven. This scrumptious cake keeps well, but it probably won't last!


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
    265 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 55g (2 oz) chocolate chips
    • 170g (6 oz) butter or margarine
    • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
    • 2 large ripe bananas
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 280g (10 oz) self raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • Topping
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Place the chocolate chips in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
    2. Heat margarine or butter and sugar in a pan until melted; stir and allow to cool. Mash bananas with vanilla in a small bowl. Sift self raising flour, salt and bicarb into the butter mixture; stir in bananas and eggs. Fold in the chocolate chips; tip into prepared tin.
    3. Prepare topping by rubbing 1 tablespoon butter and plain flour together until it resembles breadcrumbs; stir in demerara sugar. Sprinkle topping over prepared cake.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake springs back when pressed with a finger and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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    Made this for the first time yesterday, with my 1yr old getting involved in baking for the first time and mashing the bananas for me and it was lovely. Really delicious and moist with just the right amount of banana flavour. Served with custard was delish. It was a very simple recipe to follow, only change I made was using a loaf tin instead of a round cake tin.  -  04 Jan 2015


    easy to make, i doubled amount of bananas and it smelled so looovely, i prefer a heavier and more moisture banana cakes but my hubbie loves this one x  -  16 Feb 2015


    So easy and had 4 medium over ripe bananas my kids were comeing back for more! Even had some left for my mum and dad 👍 from them. Waiting for more nanas to ripen up lol so I can make another one!👌👍  -  29 Apr 2015