Bake a bank holiday treat

This month we challenged Kate to make us a cake perfect for the bank holiday.

If you fancy trying Kate's recipe or any of our other Trex recipes, why not share your creations with us?

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Marbled chocolate & banana loaf cake

I can’t resist a good slice of cake. But with summer holiday season coming up it’s probably not the best time to overindulge!

This cake is filled with lots of banana goodness and, as it’s made with Trex, it’s even better as Trex is lower in saturated fat than butter.

Ingredients

  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 450g bananas (un-peeled weight)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 90g Trex

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 4. Dissolve the cocoa powder in a bowl in 4 tbsp boiling water and leave to the side to cool down.

Step 2

Mash the bananas in a large bowl and mix with the beaten eggs and vanilla essence.

Step 3

Sift the flour into a separate bowl and mix in the Trex with your fingers. Add the sugar and the mixture of banana, egg and vanilla essence. Mix well with a spoon.

Separate a third of the mixture into the dissolved cocoa powder and mix.

Step 4

Now you have two separate mixtures. Add random dollops of each into your cake tin until full. Swirl with a spoon to create a marbled effect. Now bake!

Top tip

If you’re not watching your waistline, try with a dollop of clotted cream. It’s delicious!