Amazing Dark Chocolate & Walnut Banana Cake.

Posted by Lorraine on 28th Apr 2021

Use up over-ripe bananas in our Amazing Dark Chocolate & Walnut Banana Cake. It's really easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for the time it takes to bake! This recipe is light and sweet. If you take out the nuts it's perfect for kids lunch boxes too! A delicious recipe loved by children and grown ups alike.

Get mashing those over ripe bananas & make your own Dark Chocolate & Walnut Banana Cake by following our straight forward, no fuss recipe below.

Prep Time; 10 Mins

Baking Time; 55-60 Mins

Servings; 10 slices


  • 2 Ripe large bananas, mashed (250g peeled weight)
  • 2 Medium eggs, beaten
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 60g Light brown sugar
  • 40g Dark brown sugar
  • 200g Self-raising flour - sifted
  • ½ tsp Baking powder - sifted
  • 80g Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 80g Good quality dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 55g Fudge, chopped (Optional)
  • Icing sugar, for dusting (Optional)


  1. Heat the oven to fan 140C. 
  2. Butter and line a loaf tin. 
  3. Mash the bananas then mix in the eggs, butter, yogurt and sugar, stir until combined. 
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Gently fold into the mixture.
  5. Finally add the chocolate chips, fudge and most of the nuts. Keep some nuts to one side to sprinkle on top. 
  6. Pop the cake mix into the prepared tin. Sprinkle over the nuts.
  7. Bake for 55-60 mins. The cake should feel springy to touch and have a golden top. 
  8. Cool in the tin, then remove and peel off the lining. 
  9. Enjoy warm or cold. Dust with icing sugar when cold.
  10. If not eating straight away, wrap and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

If you love loaf cakes give our Grandma Bessie's Easy Orange Yoghurt Loaf a try. It's really lovely and another super easy bake. This delicious cake has been baked in our family for many decades, passed down through the generations. It's an old recipe that really works. Bake after bake you are guaranteed to enjoy a beautifully moist, tasty cake all the family will love.


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