Banana Nutella Cake

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On my mission to find banana cake recipes I found this recipe on Pinterest. Personally I think bananas and chocolate are a match made in heaven! I’ve made a marbled Nutella and banana loaf cake before but not tried making it in cake form. This is another quick and easy recipe to make. It makes a moist cake, however it’s not overly chocolatey. It’s an American recipe so it uses cups rather than grams which if you don’t have you can use a conversion website.

Ingredients:

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3 eggs
1 cup sugar (I used golden caster sugar)
3/4 cup olive oil
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup Nutella
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Method:
1) Pre heat the oven to 190C/350F. Grease and line the base of a 9 inch (23cm) cake tin (I used a springform one).
2) In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar until it’s combined to a smooth consistency. Pour in the oil and give it another whisk. Next, add the Nutella and whisk again.

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3) In a small bowl, mash the bananas and add it to the egg mixture.

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4) In another separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together – flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
5) Pour the dry ingredients to the egg mixture little bit at a time and whisk. Once combined, add water, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk again (the mixture will seem very runny but don’t worry it will be alright!)

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6) Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake it for 50 to 55 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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