Recipe Scene: Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

This recipe is from Bill Granger’s cookbook Bill’s Food. He calls it choc chip banana bread but to me it is most definitely a cake. A delicious cake that smells divine while it’s cooking and tastes absolutory sensational. The version here is slightly healthier than the one in the book. I’ve replaced the white flour with wholemeal flour, reduced the sugar a bit and switched out the milk choc chips for dark. I usually make this in two bar tins so I have a cake for us and one to give away. However usually the kids insist we keep them both.



250 grams / 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
125 grams softened butter
200 grams / 3/4 cup sugar
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175 grams / 1 cup dark chocolate chips



1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line cake tin/s.
2. Mix the butter, sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla and choc chips in a large jug.
Place the flour in a bowl, and pour the wet ingredients over it. Mix until
combined and pour into the cake tin.
3. Bake for about an hour, or until the cake is golden on top and cooked.
Remove from the oven and allow to cook before turning onto a wire rack.
Bill suggests you serve it with butter, but I really don’t think it needs it,
it’s so delicious as it is.


About Kate Delbridge 163 Articles
Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.

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