Odlums Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Banana-Swirl

 

CategoryCakes

Cook Time45 mins

What you need:

  • 275g/10oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Shamrock Bread Soda
  • 50g/2oz Butter
  • 150g/5oz Shamrock Light Brown Sugar
  • 125g Carton Natural Yogurt
  • 2 Large Bananas (mashed)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 100g Packet Chocolate Chips (melted)

Icing

  • 125g/4oz Chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons Cream

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 20cms/8″ round tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the yogurt, bananas, egg and vanilla essence. Beat until smooth.
  3. Sieve in the flour and bread soda into the mixture and mix well. Gently stir in the melted chocolate until it looks marbled۪.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in tin for 5 minutes then transfer to wire tray to cool completely.
  5. Warm the chocolate and cream until chocolate has melted. Stir well, and then allow to cool and thicken.
  6. Spread over cold cake. Cut into squares or slices.

To Decorate: Add some banana to the top of the cake

 

Chocolate Banana Swirl Cake

Mary Flahavan’s Oaty Flapjacks with chocolate on top!

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Oaty Flapjacks
Makes approximately 30 flapjacks.
This is a wheat free recipe.
Ingredients
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
175g (7oz)  Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes
200g (7oz) Butter or Margarine
100g (4oz) Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Golden Syrup
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.
  2. Melt margarine or butter in a saucepan with the sugar and golden syrup. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in the oatflakes.
  4. Tip the mixture into a swiss roll tin (22cm x 33cm, 9’’ x 13’’) lined with parchment and press it out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. When baked, coat with melted chocolate as a special treat.
  7. Cut into squares while still warm and leave to cool in the tin.
These nutritious flapjacks keep very well in a tin. Children love their crunchy texture and they make an ideal addition to any lunchbox.