I found this Banana Walnut and Chocolate cake recipe on epicurious.com and wanted to save it here with proper measurements for future reference.
- 187.5g flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 113.5g butter
- crushed or chopped dark chocolate
- 1 packet walnuts (about 100g)
- 200g sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2-3 bananas
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180°C . Butter and flour a small metal bread loaf pan. Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Combine chocolate chips and walnuts in small bowl; add 1 tablespoon flour mixture and toss to coat.
Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in mashed bananas, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture. Spoon 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of nut mixture. Spoon 1/3 of batter over. Sprinkle with remaining nut mixture. Cover with remaining batter. Run knife through batter in zigzag pattern.
Bake bread until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour in an oven assisted fan. Turn out onto rack and cool.
In case I don’t read the baking soda instructions again, the lemon juice helps to activate the bicarbonate and helps with the cake rising. No lemon juice = flat cake.