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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

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Banana chocolate chip loaf cake is the stuff dreams are made of, oh that’s so poetic! Here is the first recipe from Nadine’s collection that I tried, and if this is any indication we are in for treats for years to come.

3 cups ripe bananas, mushed up
2 cups A.P. flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 pound (2 sticks) melted butter, cooled
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2-cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In the bowl on your electric mixer, combine peeled mushy bananas, room temp. melted butter, sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix till smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Combine flour, soda, powder, and salt and add to banana mixture. Don’t over mix. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts if you choose. Turn into a large greased loaf pan or 2 small ones and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes till loaf springs back when touched and a toothpick inserted in loaf comes out clean. You can frost with a cream cheese icing or just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Wait till you try it!