Banana Cake with Chocolate and Spice

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a delicious banana cake with a slight chocolate overtone and spices in the form of cinnamon and cloves.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g margarine or butter
    • 1 1/4 cups (250g) caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 50g dark chocolate
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons cocoa
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 bananas
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
    • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Grate in the dark chocolate then add with the cinnamon, cocoa and ground cloves to the mixture and stir.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease a springform cake tin.
    3. Beat the margarine and sugar until fluffy then add the eggs one by one; beating after each addition.
    4. Peel the bananas, mash them with a fork and sprinkle with a little bicarbonate soda so they don't turn brown.
    5. Add the mashed bananas to the margarine-egg mixture. Combine the flour and baking powder then stir into the cake mixture.
    6. Pour cake mixture into the prepared tin then bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour.
    7. Allow the cake to cool and decorate as desired.

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    I made this cake as I was getting homesick for something 'English' and it turned out fabulous! It stayed moist for days and was lovely with a chocolate ganache  -  17 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Gorgeous cake! I did not have ground cloves ,but I used mixed spice instead and this cake was great! I also used a square tin and the filling was too much for the tin so I spooned 8 cup cakes and baked them first! also delicious!without icing!  -  05 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was the 1st time I've made a banana cake and boy it was perfect. I tweaked it a lil by adding mixed spice and for the topping I used a sutle chocolate orange icing topping which took the cake to the next level. Fantastic.  -  03 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)