Banana, chocolate and date loaf cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This moist banana bread has the addition of dark chocolate and dates to make it decadent and moreish.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 large bananas, mashed
    • 165g soft brown sugar
    • 100g butter, melted
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 80ml milk
    • 225g self-raising flour
    • 100g dark chocolate chips
    • 8 fresh dates, pitted, finely diced

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

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 21 x 14cm loaf tin. Line the bottom of the tin and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over the edge.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the banana and sugar. Add the butter, eggs and milk; mix well. Add the flour, chocolate chips and dates; mix until combined. Spread evenly into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the loaf cake comes out clean. Cool cake in tin for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.


    Store loaf cake in an airtight container for up to 4 days or wrapped in individual slices in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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