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Make: Banana Loaf with Dark Chocolate and Volcano Coffee

Make a delicious Banana Loaf with Dark Chocolate and Coffee for your loved ones this Easter. 


  • 3 over ripe banana  
  • 300g plain flour  
  • 1tsp salt  
  • 1tsp baking powder  
  • ½ bicarbonate of soda  
  • 1tbsp cinnamon  
  • 1tsp Nutmeg  
  • 1tsp Ginger  
  • 2 eggs  
  • 150g soft brown sugar  
  • 150g caster 
  • 230g unsalted butter melted  
  • 100g nuts (hazelnut or walnut) 


  • 150ml double cream  
  • 20g melted butter  
  • 1tbsp sugar  
  • Shot of espresso (we recommend Mount Blend or Bold Pods)
  • 200g dark chocolate (finely chopped) 
  • Flaky salt  



  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160-degrees celsius.
  2. Mash banana, add eggs, sugar and whisk.
  3. Slowly pour in the melted butter and continue whisking.
  4. In a dry pan toast the nuts till you get an nutty aroma. Cool then chop.
  5. In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix.  
  6. Add the dry to the wet in two/three batches and fold until fully incorporated.  
  7. Pour into a pre lined and greased loaf tin.  
  8. Bake for 1 hr 30. Or until a skewer comes out clean. Let cool.


Method for the icing:

  1. Heat the cream, butter, sugar and coffee until simmering.  
  2. Take off the heat and add the chocolate and mix until all combined.  
  3. Let both completely cool before topping the cake and sprinkling the salt on top.   


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