Chocolate Banana Snack Cake
If gets even better when you can cut it into squares like a brownie and take it with you to the office, on a picnic, or just enjoy it with a cup of coffee in the middle of your day off.
This is an anytime chocolate cake that’s easy to whip up, easy to serve, and even makes use of that old banana you’ve got lying about.
As a bonus, there’s a fair shot you’ve got everything you need to make this delicious cake in your kitchen already, which means you can go make it now – and it’s recommended that you do.
Oh yeah, it’s also got a stamp of approval from kids which means that it is excellent for picnics; perhaps it’s even an excuse to head out to the park as soon as the weather is nice enough.
Recipe makes one square cake, which can be cut into pieces as you like
250 gram (2 cups) Plain flour
200 gram (1 cup) Sugar
2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 med Banana, mashed
3/4 cup Milk
75 gram (1/3 cup) Butter, melted
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Vanilla
200 gram (7 oz) Chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 180ºC (150ºF, Gas mark 4). Line a square cake tin with parchment paper and grease tin lightly.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips. If you are using mixer beaters, you can throw everything in at once. If you prefer to make your cake by hand, you will want to sift through the dry ingredients first, then add the wet ingredients to a well in the middle.
Add in the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Pour your batter into your prepared cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes, until cooked through with a slight crust on the top of your cake. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares or serving.
Really good bit
Once you’ve made this cake, you’ll quickly realise you want more of it, which means that you’ll probably want to make double batches. And, that’s alright because this cake freezes well, especially when it’s already been cut into squares. To reheat, just stick a cake square into your microwave for about 20 seconds and enjoy.
From the notebook of Katie Schenk
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