Thursday, August 5, 2010

Banana Choc-Caramel Loaf

It is fair to say that this cake may not be the prettiest, but it sure does taste wonderful. The banana, chocolate and petit peu de caramel all compliment each other and results in a flavourful loaf style-cake. Despite the sweet ingredients, the cake was not oversweet and was surprisingly light and fluffy. Also, I'd like to add that the secret to baking the best banana baked good is... only using bananas that are extremely ripe...as in bananas that are basically black!

Ingredients
150g butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
2 large eggs
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups self raising flour
200g Mars Bars, chopped (ie. three 60g bars should be fine)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a loaf tin. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs gradually; followed by all the bananas. Sift the flour on top of this mixture and throw the chopped up Mars Bars on top. Do not mix yet! Pour the milk in, and now mix all these ingredients together but stop when there are no more streaks of flour. Spoon into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

20 comments:

  1. these could easily be turned into cupcakes...I don't much care if the cake looks fantastic it's the taste that matters..love the Mars bars

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  2. Banana, chocolate AND caramel?! My, my .. very decadent!!

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  3. Seriously, bananas, chocolate, and caramel! That bread would not last very long in my kitchen. Beauty is on the lips of the devourer. :D

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  4. I know from experience that these 3 things combine marvelously. Can I grab a slice? Pretty please? ;p

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  5. This cake would go down a treat in my house!

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  6. As always, your cakes they looks delicious:) Banana cakes are always a good choice. With Mars Bars, it sure is good!

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  7. I have made a cake recently that combined banana and chocolate. It was out of my Dorie Greenspan baking book. I have to say that it didn't convince me. But I see Mars bars love them) in your recipe and no chocolate directly mixed with the banana dough. I like this idea much better. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. une sublime combinaison qui me titille beaucoup les papilles, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  9. the combination sounds divine ~ I'm wondering if it will work for individual muffins.
    ~Dianne~

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  10. My mouth is drooling. I love your blog. I will be following!!!!!
    Smiles,
    Angela

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  11. hi, starting to think you're just a shameless crowd pleaser! Too much luxury in just one loaf... Gorgeous

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  12. This look heavenly! With taste awesome with a scoop of ice-cream by the side! :D

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  13. You bake the best stuff and this is the best of the best.

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  14. I'm always on the look out to try new banana cakes and I'm definitely making this one at the weekend! Looks amazing and sounds it too.

    Maria
    x

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  15. Mars Bar was one of my top 5 chocolate candy bars I used to crave. I haven't bought these treats in ages. Now...maybe the excuse to put them in this scrumptious cake...may just be the ticket for re-acquainting myself with Mr. Mars Bar ;o))

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  16. As you know I've gone banana mad recently - another one to add to the list. I love banana and chocolate.

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  17. Hehehe, that is not the special secret!!

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