9 February 2011

Banana and white chocolate cakes

♬ 'Lungs' By Florence and The Machine

Definitely one of my favourite albums to have on whilst baking.

I was so hungry after yoga this morning; cycling back from it just made me get road rage. So as soon as I got in, I turned on the oven to gas mark 6, 200 °c and found my Green and Black's Chocolate recipe book lying on the table waiting for me.......

The recipe in the book is " Banana, cherry, and white chocolate muffins". 

But who has those ingredients just lying in their cupboard? I was running low on eggs and just had loads of bananas from Ridley road market so I changed a few things and ran to the shop to buy some G&B's. 

This can be done in 30mins..

▶ Recipe:


150g wholemeal plain flour
half tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 medium egg
40 golden caster sugar
50g melted butter
125ml semi skimmed milk
1 medium banana
100g G&B white chocolate


Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Whisk the egg, sugar, butter and milk for about 20 seconds in another bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl and use a tablespoon to fold everything in, the mixture should still look lumpy.
Add banana, don't worry about size; it depends on how much you want to taste it! 

Then add 80g of white chopped chocolate, I put the bar in my blender for a few seconds.

Mix well and batter should be quite lumpy; then spoon in muffin tray.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Melt remaining white chocolate on hob in bowl over boiling water, if you've eaten the rest..... then go and buy some more! Chop some banana and pop on top and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Facebook your mates and let them know a cup of tea and cake is ready for them once they have finished work.

This recipe was featured in the 2011 July issue of BBC Good Food Magazine.


Even more reason to try it out!