Banana, Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Cake.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Hi guys,
Hope you are having a great weekend so far... 
So something a little different on the blog today :) 

If you don't know already I really enjoy cooking but do not have a clue when it comes to baking! I mean I can make cupcakes or your basic chocolate or vanilla cake but when it comes to more complex stuff I'm just like meehhh can't be bothered. 
So the other day I was on tesco's website doing a shop and was having a look at their recipes for some inspiration (I'm really getting bored of the same old dishes I make). 
I came across this Banana, Chocolate chip & Cinnamon recipe and was thinking hmmm this sounds delicious let's see how hard this would be to make.
I had a look at the ingredients and I pretty much had nearly everything so thought yes let's get baking! 
This is how it turned out: 
(See below for recipe)

I am so pleased with myself, I can say this cake is easily one of the best cakes I've ever tasted. 

You will need:
- An oven dish
 (Tesco's call this bread and not cake, to me its more of  a cake hence why they use a loaf tin)
- Mixing bowl 
(& smaller cereal bowls)
- Chopping board
- Sharp Knife
- Fork
- Wooden spoon

(taken from
- 2 ripe bananas 
- 120g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
(plus some for greasing)
-2 medium eggs, beaten
- 200g caster sugar
-250g plain flour (2 cups)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 120ml milk
- 100g milk chocolate, chopped
I've amended the ingredients slightly to suit me however the original ingredients can be found on tesco's website here
Let's begin
Step 1: Preheat your oven to gas mark 5 (190oc, fan oven 170oc) 
Step 2: Grease tin or oven dish (I used just the unsalted butter, I did not line the tin)
Step 3: In a large bowl mash the bananas (I put them in a cereal bowl and added 1bsp milk and put in the microwave for 30 seconds)
Step 4: In separate bowls melt butter in microwave (30 seconds) and whisk two eggs together, when done add this to the bananas with 200g caster sugar and mix with fork
Step 5: In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate soda) then mix with 120ml milk 
Step 6: Pour banana mixture into cake mix then add chopped chocolate
Step 7: Once mixture is smooth, spoon the contents into the oven dish or tin and cook for 1hour 20 minutes (use a skewer or long sharp knife to determine whether or not the cake is cooked)
Step 8: Leave the cake to cool for 15/20 minutes then ENJOY :)
Tip: if your cake browns too much, use foil to retain some of its moisture so it doesn't become dry.

& There you have it! 
Hope you enjoyed this post..
If you are going to have a go at this recipe don't forget to comment below with your links.. I'd love to see how yours comes out! 

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