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JILL BAKES | Chocolate Banana Cake

So many of you wanted this recipe when I posted a sneak peek on my Instagram stories recently!

I always seem to end up with too many ripe bananas and this is a great way to save them from the bin. It’s also a nice change from banana bread.

This cake is so full of chocolate chips and is so moist and fudgey! In the photos it’s a bit rustic looking because I couldn’t wait for it to cool to cut it! Amazing with a cuppa or heated up and served with ice cream for a pudding.

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Makes 1 large 2lb cake

3 large ripe bananas

130g plain flour

60g cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

60g unsalted butter, melted

60ml vegetable oil

125g soft light brown sugar

25g caster sugar

1 large egg, at room temp

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

150g chocolate chips (dark, milk or white)


1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees fan. Grease and line a 2lb loaf pan or use a loaf tin liner. Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside.

2. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.

3. In a separate large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until really smooth. Add the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Then add in the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.

4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring to combine but not over-mixing . Stir in about 3/4 of the chocolate chips.


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 15,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

Head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES by pressing the button below - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!

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