Sunday, 24 October 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Coffeecake

This is one of my favourite quick breads/snack cakes. I originally found it on a website that featured recipes from various bed and breakfasts. Its a great way to find 'tried and true' muffin and baked goods recipes. I've actually found quite a few recipes that way. You've gotta figure that if a bed and breakfast is willing to make the recipe it's gotta be good, right?

This cake has a nice banana flavour with a layer of chocolate chip, cinnamon and brown sugar in the middle and on top. Missy Moo helped me make this cake today and decided to add white chocolate chips (as well as the standard semi-sweet variety) to 'spice things up'. Squares of this cake will be featured in the kids' lunches tomorrow at school.

1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional - I omit them)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine margarine and white sugar. Beat until fluffy. Stir in bananas, sour cream and eggs. Gently stir in flour, baking soda and salt.

Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the chocolate chip filling. Spoon remaining batter over filling. Top with remaining filling.

Bake for 45 minutes or until browned and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Recipe originally from: Allaires Timbers Inn


Erin said...

This looks FANTASTIC!!! My daughter would love this one too. :)

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Erin - this is definitely a favourite in our house. I think I'll be making another batch soon because the population of frozen bananas in my freezer (according to my husband) is getting a little too high. ;) I hope you and your daughter enjoy it!

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