I found this recipe online and little did I know, it was one of Mary Berry’s!

I don’t think I did just as well as Mary Berry but I tried...

This was my first time making this. Alsooo, it didn’t really turn out to be loaf shaped...

To be honest, it doesn’t really need to be loaf shaped, it could be any shape!

I’d recommend having a smaller tin, because it does make a small mixture (or double everything).

But it tastes greaaaatt and that’s the most important thing, right? Hahaaa!


  • 1 ripe banana (weight of 100g)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 50g soft butter
  • 75g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 50g chocolate chips

To decorate (optional):

  • 50g chocolate chips


  • Greaseproof paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk/wooden spoon
  • Loaf tin


1. Preheat oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Then, cover your tin with greaseproof paper.

2. Use a fork to mash the banana in a mixing bowl and add the remaining cake ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix with an electric whisk or a wooden spoon, until it’s well combined and smooth.

3. Stir the chocolate chips into your mixture and then put the mixture into your tin, levelling the top.

4. Bake for 40–45 minutes or until it’s risen, and golden brown.

5. After you’ve baked your banana and chocolate chip loaf, place it aside, and let it cool down fully.

6. For decoration, melt the chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir the chocolate, until it’s melted.

7. Get a spoon, and drizzle the melted chocolate on top of your loaf. You could let the chocolate set or just eat it straight away, up to you!

After that’s all done, it’s time to diiigggg innnnn!!

I'm not sure whether it'll be this or something else, but I'm sure I'll be taking something to share with Benjamina from the Great British Bake Off when she visits on Tuesday.

Why not come along?