Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Banana Fudge Loaf.

This loaf cake is a staple from my childhood. My mum used to make it very occasionally and it was always a great treat! A word of warning though, it is very rich!
I made this for a party and the whole thing was gone in under 5 minutes. The combination of the bananas and fudge is a real killer and the cake is lovely and moist. A real show stealer for guests. If you've got time you can probably make the icing a bit neater than I did, but you have to be very quick as I found it sets almost immediately so the fudge won't swirl in easily!

Banana Fudge loaf



115g / 4oz spreadable butter
175g/ 6oz soft brown sugar
4 bananas
2 eggs (beaten)
225g / 8oz self raising flour
50g / 2oz glace cherries
115g / 4oz vanilla fudge


115g / 4oz icing sugar
115g / 4oz vanilla fudge (chopped)
2 tsp milk (or more or less for preference)
1-4tbsp warm water

Oven: 160c / gas mark 3

Tin: 900g/ 2lb loaf tin, greased. You can also use a strip of parchment in the bottom and up the sides to make it easier to remove the loaf from the tin.

  • Peel, chop and mash the bananas
  • Roughly chop the cherries
  • chop the fudge, set aside
  • Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl
  • Add all the other main cake ingredients barring the fudge.
  • Mix well with either a wooden spoon of a hand mixer on a low setting
  • Fold the fudge into the mixture
  • Pour into the tin and bake for around 1-1.30 hours depending on your oven.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly in the tin, and then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  • Once the loaf has cooled, mix the icing sugar with 1tbsp of water at a time until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Melt the fudge over a pan of hot water, stirring.
  • Add the milk to achieve a smooth consistency
  • Pour the icing over the loaf and spread it with the back of a spoon
  • Swirl the melted fudge into the icing (this is harder to get neat than it may at first seem).
  • Make patterns in the fudge with a toothpick if you want!
  • Leave in the fridge or a cool place until the icing sets.
  • Serves 5-15, depending on how greedy your friends are feeling.

Mmmm, look at that slice, lovely and moist and fudgey.
Caution, do not show to any people who may be on a diet. They will not like you.

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