Sticky banana, caramel and chocolate loaf

Sticky banana, caramel and chocolate loaf cake

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 75g salted butter
  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g dark come chocolate, broken into small bits
  • Caramel sauce, I use the type in a squeeze bottle!
  • For drizzle:
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • Splash of milk

Method

  • Preheat the oven 160C
  • Grease and line a loaf tin with non-stick baking parchment
  • Use a fork to mash the peeled banana in a mixing bowl, if less ripe add the milk at this point to make mashing easier
  • Add the remaining cake ingredients (except the chocolate) and beat
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and a squeeze of caramel sauce
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf tin
  • Level the top and add another squiggle of caramel sauce on top
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until well risen, shrinking away from the sides of the tin and golden-brown
  • Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack
  • For the decoration, break up the chocolate, add the milk and let the chocolate melt over a ban Marie or on a low heat in the microwave
  • Drizzle over the cake with a spoon or using a piping have
  • Add any decorations you want extra
  • Tuck in!