Banana make this loaf cake beautifully moist, rich. Easy Banana & Chocolate Chip Loaf
4 oz / 115 g butter softened
extra for greasing
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas *, mashed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup sugar
5 tablespoon boiling water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions Banana & Chocolate Chip Loaf
Preheat the oven to 325° F / 160°C. Grease and line the bottom and sides of 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs then add the mashed bananas and pure vanilla extract. The mixture may look curdled, but this is perfectly normal. Stir in the flour mixture alternately with the boiling water until just combined. Careful not to over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheat oven for 1 hour or until well risen, golden brown and firm to touch. Let cool for at least 30 minutes then turn out and peel off lining paper. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely then serve in slices with a little whipped cream.
Optional – decorated with melted chocolate.
Enjoy Banana & Chocolate Chip Loaf
- Substituting milk chocolate chips for the semisweet chips will give the loaf a slightly richer taste.
- Because this is a very moist cake it is not possible to test with skewer, which will always come out sticky.
- Frozen bananas are BEST; they’re extra sweet
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