Thursday, November 25, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

1 1/4 c whole-wheat flour OR All-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter , at room temperature
1 c sugar
1 c mashed ripe banana (2 large bananas)
2 eggs
Few Chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped Almonds (optional)
1 Tbs cinnamon (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 1/2” loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl stir and toss together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until blended. Beat in the banana, then beat in the eggs until completely mixed; don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled — this is only because of the moisture in the mixture, and is not a flaw.
  4. Stir in the nuts. Add the combined dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
  5. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake until a thin wooden skewer inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.