Banana & Sunken Chocolate Cake

Within an hour of writing my last blog post for fluffy banana pancakes I made this cake. Auto suggestion or potassium deficiency? Hard to say.

This cake is delicious, quick and easy – the perfect threesome in my kitchen. It’s the kind of cake you look forward to with a cuppa mid afternoon, not too fancy but still a little bit indulgent. I made it to use up a couple brown bananas which were lurking on my counter top but I fancied something less worthy than a banana loaf. Hello sunken chocolate chunks.

This would be just as fabulous with dark chocolate (my kids aren’t keen) or white chocolate (I’m not keen) or indeed a mixture of dark, white and milk.

Banana & Sunken Chocolate cake Recipe


  • 125g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 150g milk chocolate, chopped into chunks


  • Before you start, heat your oven to 180 or 170 fan / gas mark 4. Grease and line a round cake tin, preferably with a loose bottom for easy release later on.
  • Melt your butter, then remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar.
  • Next mix in the mashed banana and vanilla before whisking in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add half the flour and mix well, then mix in the rest of the flour and the chocolate chunks.
  • Scrape into the waiting tin and bake for 40 minutes. Check that the cake is golden and a skewer comes out clean (if it doesn’t, just pop it back in the oven and check every 5 minutes).
  • Leave to stand on a cooling rack for a while before turning out.

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3 thoughts on “Banana & Sunken Chocolate Cake

  1. Oh wow I’m definitely going to make this little beauty. I’ve got so much banana loaf in the freezer from over ripe bananas, this will make a nice change. X


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