Banana and Nutella swirl loaf cake

When life gives you brown bananas, make banana bread! But this time add a swirl of Nutella for a super delicious twist on a classic bake. This banana and Nutella loaf cake is light and moist, and the added swirl of gooey Nutella makes it truly irresistible. There won’t be a single crumb left! Plus it’s so easy to make. You’ll only need a few simple ingredients and it can be prepped, baked and ready to eat in less than an hour.

Banana and nutella loaf cake

Ingredients (makes a 2lb loaf cake)

150g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
170g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ripe medium-sized bananas
1 tablespoon milk
4 tablespoons Nutella

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 2lb loaf tin with grease proof paper or a loaf cake liner.

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Crack in the eggs, add half of the flour and mix until combined. Fold in the remaining flour and baking powder until you have a smooth mixture.

In a separate bowl mash the bananas until no lumps remain. Fold the mashed banana and milk into the mixture.

In a separate microwave-safe bowl add 4 tablespoons of Nutella. Melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Transfer half the cake mixture into the loaf in and spread it out evenly. Pour half of the melted Nutella down the middle of the cake. Top with the remaining cake mixture. Dollop spoonfuls of the remaining Nutella on top and use a skewer to swirl everything together.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 35-40 minutes. The cake should have browned on top and a toothpick instead in the middle should come out clean or with a few crumbs on it. Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the baking tin.

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