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Baking with Olive Oil: Banana Cake

Dark chocolate, espresso and a little bit of Goldi. What else could you possibly want in a cake?

Serves 6-8

Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, pureed
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 200ml of Goldi Smooth extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g chopped dark chocolate
  • Peanut butter, grated chocolate or chopped nuts (optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 fan heat. Line a 34 x 24 cm tin with baking paper.

Step 2

Beat the eggs, banana and sugar together; then add vanilla cinnamon and cooled coffee. Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Add flour, almonds and Goldi Smooth EVOO into the mix. When well combined, pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 45-55 minutes. Allow the cake to cool. Tip: you'll know it's ready to come out when the inserted skewer or toothpick comes out clean.

Step 4

You can add a topping of your choice: peanut butter, grated chocolate or chopped nuts to serve.

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