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Banana and pecan loaf cake


WITH ADDED CHOCOLATE AND A CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE By Jen’s Cupcakery


● Preheat the oven to around 170°C/160°F and prepare a 900g loaf


tin lined with parchment paper. ●


the egg and mix again. ●


the egg mix. ●


Cream together the butter and sugar till pale and creamy, then add Add the lemon juice to the milk and then the vanilla extract. Add to


Add the bananas after mashing them till they are nice and soft . ● Sift together the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the


batter, folding in and being careful not to over mix. ●


Stir in the chopped nuts of choice (and chocolate chips if required). ● Pour the batter into a loaf tin lined with parchment paper and bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the


middle comes out clean. ●


wire rack. ●


Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes and then turn out on to a


When cold, melt some good chocolate and just drizzle it over the loaf with a spoon. Dried banana chips or pecans chopped up top it


off nicely. ●


tasty twist, then drizzle melted chocolate all over and add a dried banana chip to top it off.


A Serves 12


Ingredients: 100g butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar Two eggs 250g plain flour sieved One teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 80 ml full-fat milk One teaspoon lemon juice One teaspoon vanilla extract Three large bananas, as ripe as possible and mashed well About half a cup of chopped pecan nuts or walnuts if preferred


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cross between a banana bread and cake, this lovely little loaf cake brims with bananas and has the added crunch of pecans. Try adding a handful of chocolate chips in with the mix for a


For those who can wait a while to eat, the cake/bread is easier to slice when cold and will keep for a good week in an airtight container.


Top Tip: When adding the lemon juice to the egg mix, it will instantly look curdled; don’t worry, once the flour and baking powder is folded in, all will come good!


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