For family baking fun and as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I made this delicious banana fudge cake using Flora Cuisine.
We hadn't used banana while baking for some time so the Mini Mes helped me look online for the perfect recipe and they chose this one from the Flora website to try. The recipe included Flora Cuisine which I had heard of and seen in stores before but had never used - this was a great opportunity to do so.
1 large ripe banana
1½ tbsps skimmed milk
70ml Flora Cuisine
90g self-raising flour
90g soft brown sugar
Pinch of salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 large egg, beaten
3 chocolate fudge bars diced into small pieces
50g dried banana chips, broken in half (reserve a few whole ones for decoration)
50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces, for decoration
We preheated the oven to gas mark 3/170°C/150°C fan/325°F then mashed the banana with the milk in a bowl.
We added in the Flora Cuisine, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and egg then whisked it all together.
We folded in the Fudge and banana chips, saving some to one side ready for decorating at the end.
The mixture was poured into an ovenproof dish and cooked for about 45 minutes until it was springy to the touch and brown.
I allowed it to cool slightly then we melted the chocolate on the hob (we used milk instead of dark as our preference) and drizzled it on top before adding the remaining Fudge pieces.
It was then sliced to serve.
I was very pleased with the final result as the outside was firm yet the inside of the cake was soft, moist and full of flavour. Flora Cuisine has 45% less saturated fat than olive oil and is good for baking, frying and roasting. It has measurements on the side of the bottle which were really useful (and saved on the washing up!) so I think I'll have one stored away in the fridge for future cake baking!
You can view this recipe and others on the Flora website here: