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Chocolate Banana Bars

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    These bars are very moist with a rich banana and chocolate flavour. They are an after-school snack that toddlers and pre-school children will beg for time after time. 
    Chocolate Banana Bars

    Ingredients 

    Sponge base
    • 175g butter, at room temperature
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 bananas, peeled and roughly mashed 
    Frosting 
    • 50g butter 
    • 250g icing sugar 
    • 1-2 tablespoons of milk chocolate sprinkles 
    How to make Chocolate Banana Bars 
    1. Cream the butter and sugar together in mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. 
    2. Gradually mix in alternate spoonfuls of beaten egg and flour/cocoa powder until all has been added and the mixture is smooth. 
    3. Add the baking powder and mashed bananas and mix well. 
    4. Spoon the mixture into a 18 x 28cm baking tin lined with non-stick baking paper, and level the surface. 
    5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180°c (350°F) or gas mark 4, for 25-30 minutes until well risen. 
    6. The cake should be golden and spring back when gently pressed with a fingertip. 
    7. Cool in the tin. 
    For the frosting 
    1. Heat the butter in a saucepan. 
    2. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the icing sugar. 
    3. Return to the heat and heat gently stirring until melted and smooth. 
    Recipe by Minky Kitten Cakes
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