Chocolate and Banana Marble Cake

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I always forget how good banana bread is, and then I’ll find my bananas are too ripe make up some random variation from my head, depending on what I have in the cupboard! Admittedly I rarely measure what goes in, I just hope for the best and I’ve never really had a B-Bread disaster! But this time I wanted to create something more special, more of a cake than a bread. And what better way to use some of my Creative Nature raw cacao?! This is the perfect afternoon tea to serve to friends and family, and although it’s really simple it looks pretty impressive when you cut into it! I love how the chocolatey flavour comes through, and it’s equally as delicious served cold (the texture is almost fudgey) or warm with ice cream! And even better you can keep it in the freezer as an emergency snack!

Chocolate and Banana Marble Cake
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Serves: 10
  • 2 large bananas
  • 3 cups ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp rice syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius
  2. Line the bottom of a deep round tin and grease the sides with coconut oil
  3. Place the eggs and banana in a blender and blend until smooth (or alternatively mash the banana by hand and beat in the eggs
  4. Gently melt the coconut oil in a large bowl and add the banana and egg mixture
  5. Add the rice syrup, salt and vanilla and mix well
  6. Add the baking powder and ground almonds and beat until the mixture is well combined
  7. Add half of the mixture to the cake tin
  8. Mix the cacao powder into the other half of the mixture and add this to the tin, spoonful at a time
  9. Using a knife, swirl the mixture in to create a marble effect
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes and then bake for another 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out of the cake clean
  11. Leave to cool and turn out of the tin onto a wire rack
  12. Store in the fridge, it is delicious straight out of the fridge or gently warmed in the oven!


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