Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Banana, chocolate chip and walnut layer cake

Apologies for the brief absence as I've been away on holiday and am just about catching up with everything. I baked this last month but didn't get a chance to blog about it. I love baking with bananas and I'm always looking for a new recipe. This is one that I found online but adapted it to my use. I was intrigued by the frosting which involved cooking milk and adding flour. It was quite a nice frosting which was not overly sweet. The cake was wonderfully moist and you can clearly taste the banana and the walnuts. The chocolate chips added a delicious chocolate hit and the frosting brought it all together. 

I'm sending this to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. This recipe used up rapidly ripening bananas and some leftover yoghurt. 

 adding walnuts and chocolate chips 

 cooking the frosting 

 decorate with some grated chocolate 

Original recipe can be found here 
For the cake
215g flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
113g butter
180g castersugar
120g brown sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas
150mls yoghurt
200g chocolate chips
130g chopped walnuts

For the frosting
250mls milk
5 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g caster sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Cream the butter and sugars for a few minutes.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add in the mashed bananas.
  • Alternate adding the flour+bicarbonate of soda and yoghurt until everything is incorporated.
  • Add in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter into 2 sandwich tins and bake for approximately 25-20 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  • To make the frosting, whisk the flour into the milk over a medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Cream the butter and sugar and add the vanilla extract.
  • Add the cooled milk/flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on high in an electric mixer until smooth. 


  1. Ooooh now I might have a bash at baking this for the staffroom. They love walnut cake, chocolate cake AND banana cake - this cake might just blow their mind!

    1. It's a great combination of flavours which work beautifully.

  2. Hope you had a lovely holiday! This looks a lovely variation on a classic banana cake- infact, I've a few bananas feeling very forlorn in the fruit bowl, banana cake is on the agenda this weekend!

    1. I had a brilliant holiday thanks. I can't wait to see your banana cake creation.

  3. I hope you had a lovely time on holiday! A great cake, this - thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge :)


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