Chocolate banana birthday cake
Time to make: 55 mins
( Hands-on time: 20 mins )
(at time of publication)
- 1 ¼ cups soft brown sugarlight brown cane sugarX
- 1 cup reduced-fat spread, suitable for baking
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup plain low-fat yoghurt
- ¼ cup dark chocolate bits
- 4 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons icingfrostingX sugar
- ½ cup plain low-fat yoghurt
- banana slices or seedless grapes, to decorate
- fresh mint, to decorate
1 Grease and line a 20-23cm round tin with greaseproof paper. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
2 Cream sugar and spread together. Beat in eggs. Fold in flour and cocoa powder.
3 Add mashed bananas and yoghurt. Stir in chocolate bits. Spoon into prepared tin. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
4 To make icing, melt chocolate. Cool slightly. Mix icing sugar and yoghurt together. Mix chocolate into yoghurt. Use immediately to top the cake or cupcakes. Decorate with fruit and mint.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2g
Dietary fibre 1g
This mixture will make 12 small cupcakes, which will only need baking for 25-30 minutes.
Use a reduced-fat spread with no less than 60 per cent fat to ensure no difference in taste or texture.
Remember, a dish like this is an occasional treat rather than an everyday meal.
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