Chocolate banana upside-down cake

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Hooray for half term! It’s an opportunity to catch up with friends and a chance to enjoy some of my favourite things. Today I was meant to be playing tennis but sadly the weather was against us. One of the lovely ladies I was due to be playing with loves banana cake so I decided to give this recipe, that I had seen ages ago, a try. You cannot fail with combination of chocolate and banana and it was indeed very tasty. This is a Delicious Magazine recipe. It does take a little big longer than your average banana bread recipe to make as you need to make a syrupy topping for the upside-down bananas but it does look impressive when you turn it out.
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Dulce & banana cake

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I received Lorraine Pascale’s ‘Fast, Fresh and Easy Food’ as a Christmas present from Mr Birdie. One of the recipes that caught my eye was this ‘Dulce & banana cake’ which is an upside down banana cake with a sticky toffee topping. I am a big fan of banana cake and had been keen to try making it. This weekend gave me the opportunity to try it out as we had a training day at work today and I thought it would make a good break time snack. It was definitely well received and kept our brains going. It works well cold as a cake or warm as a dessert with cream or ice cream. You can find the recipe here on the BBC website. You will need a 20cm square tin.
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