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Chocolate Banana Bread

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Moist Chocolate Banana Bread recipe you will ever need.


Makes 1 Loaf tin (18cm lenght x 10cm width x 7cm depth)

Plain Flour 175 g

Bi-carb Soda 1 Teaspoon

Baking Powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon

Cocoa Powder 40 g

Unsalted butter 110 g

Dark Brown Sugar 90 g

Castor Sugar 110 g

Vanilla Paste 2 Teaspoon

Eggs 100 g/ 2 eggs

Overripe Bananas 2 Large Bananas

Buttermilk 60 ml

Dark Chocolate Chip 100 g

1. Before starting with the recipes, ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature - i.e. buttermilk (can be warmed slightly in the microwave) and eggs taken out from the fridge a few hours prior to baking. Chocolate should be melted and added in to the mix at roughly around 35°C to 40°C. This is to ensure that the chocolate do not set too quickly when mixed in to the cake mix and can create chocolate bits and lumps in the mix.

2. Start by whisking the eggs, brown sugar and caster together in a stand mixer bowl attached with the whisk attachment. Whisk until frothy.

3. Gradually add in the melted and cooled butter in to the egg mix, then the vanilla paste, pureed bananas and buttermilk.

4. Add in all the dry sifted ingredients until they are all well incorporated then fold in the dark chocolate chips.

5. Lightly spray the cake loaf tins with an oil spray or brush with melted butter and transfer the cake mix into the tins. Bake at 180°C for approximately 40 minutes or longer or until when tested with the skewer it comes off clean.

6. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven oven and leave to slightly cool before removing the banana bread from the tin, then wrap in cling film while still warm.

Leave the wrapped cake in the fridge over night before serving. This will help to keep the cake moist. Banana cake taste best when it is left rested and cooled overnight.

Can be served cold or toasted.


Tips: If you do not have buttermilk at hand, normal milk is fine. Even better you can make your own buttermilk by adding 60ml of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, stir to combine and leave for at least 30 minutes until it starts to thicken. And then you have yourself some buttermilk!


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