Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Cold Nights.

I think the mark of a good cake, is the speed at which it is eaten.
This was all that was left by the time I got around to photographing it! One little crumbly slice left.

This is probably my second favourite cake recipe:

Banana and Chocolate Chip Cake.
Makes one large cake

12 oz butter
12 oz golden caster sugar
2 very ripe bananas
12 oz self raising flour
Vanilla extract
Teaspoon of baking powder
Splash of oatly
Bar of dark chocolate

Cream the butter and sugar together. Smash the ripe bananas into a bowl with a fork until they look like baby food. Add to the sugar and butter mix, and stir together. Add the flour, vanilla, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir together until smooth and add a splash of oatly so that the mixture is creamy. Hack at the chocolate into large triangle chunks and add to the cake mix. Line two cake tins with butter and baking parchment and bake at 160c for around 25 minutes, depending on your oven.

Once the cakes are cooled, make up a bowl of chocolate frosting and sandwich the two cakes together. Place on a cute plate and cover the whole cake in buttery creamy vanilla frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon and sprinkles. Enjoy with a glass of Sailor Jerry and apple juice.

In other news, I have an article and a recipe featured on the brilliant blog, In Search of a Full Stomach. The lovely Lindsey has begun Vegan Month, so follow her travels through delicious recipes, eating out, and plenty of guest blogs.

Here is my article about the Vegan Pantry:


Here is my recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto:



  1. You're so lovely! The cake looks delicious too :)

  2. no wonder is was eaten so quickly - it sounds amazing!

  3. so fantastic! that should definitely be the measure of any dish. the combo of banana and chocolate is awesome.

  4. That looks good!!! I've enjoyed banana bread before, but never thought to dress it up like a cake. But why not?! It's a great idea! Wonderful even!

    I'm enjoying your blog very much! Thank you for sharing your vegan life with me! :D

  5. Thanks guys!!
    Glad you're enjoying my blog Valerie, thats so sweet of you!x