Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Marbled Nutella Banana Bread

Don't worry. I am perfectly well and healthy :) Other than all the wedding preparations going on (not that much actually) and ongoing life as a student, I am safe and sound. Except that I bake less nowadays since I don't have that many mouth to feed here in Sabah :p

With the occasionally orders from acquaintance, nothing beats the feeling of having a freshly baked cake at home kan?

Since I had some banana left from the chocolate banana cake, I decided to bake this. I saved it in my baking book ages ago, not knowing when I would be able to bake it.

I remember buying banana cake as a energy food for my students everytime during training or competition. Banana = energy. Banana cake = energy. Chocolate = craziness. Seriously, they went extremely hyper with chocolates! And I stop feeding them with choc since then, except for big competition.

And this, banana+nutella? *gulp*

This has become my favourite marbled banana cake so far!

Marbled Nutella Banana Bread
Adapted from Vision Plum

2 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana (I used 4)
6tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs
1/2 cup nutella
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9" loaf pan or 7" cake pan.
  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together banana, butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla essence on medium speed until creamy about 2 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time and continue beating for another 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add in the flour mixture gradually until well combined. Divide half of the batter and stir in Nutella.
  5. Alternate spoonful of nutella batter and the normal batter in your pan until finish. Swirl gently with a knife. Bake for 1 hour.
The thing is, I love banana cake! So much!

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