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    Banana chocolate chip cake with cacao frosting

    • vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 55 minutes to 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 12

    Ingredients

    175g Flora Buttery, plus extra for greasing
    175g light brown soft sugar
    3 British Blacktail Medium Free Range Eggs
    300g self-raising flour
    1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Vanilla Extract
    3 ripe bananas, mashed
    100g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Milk Chocolate Chips

    For the frosting
    75g icing sugar
    75g soft cheese, chilled
    50g crème fraîche, chilled
    1 tbsp Food Thoughts Natural Cacao Powder
    2 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Cocoa Nibs

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease a 20cm square nonstick cake tin and line the base with baking parchment (see tip, left). In a mixing bowl, beat together the Flora, sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla extract until combined. Mix in the mashed banana and the milk chocolate chips.

    2. Spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch.

    3. Meanwhile, to make the frosting, sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the soft cheese and crème fraîche and beat together, then whisk in the cacao powder until smooth. Chill until needed.

    4. Cool the cake, remove from the tin and discard the parchment. Top with frosting and scatter with the cocoa nibs.

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