Nutty Chocolate Banana Cake

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    1 hour 50 minutes

    This mouth-watering banana cake has a sweet chocolate and peanut topping. It is absolutely delicious!


    48 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 170g margarine
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 5 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 170g sour cream
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup crushed peanuts
    • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm cake pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with topping.
    3. To make topping: in a small bowl, mix together chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and brown sugar.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    24

    Good banana flavor, moist, dense. A winner! I used 4 very large very ripe bananas, which mashed = 2 cups, and the cake turned out perfectly. I also added 1/2 teaspoon salt, for as an experienced baker, I know baked goods taste best with a bit of salt added. Note however that I only baked the cake for 45 minutes in an oven calibrated to 350 degrees via my trusty oven thermometer. I have found that substituting 1/4 cup of the butter with applesauce does not change the flavor or texture of the cake one iota, and does cut down the fat a smidge. I also didn't put the topping on, as I don't like really sweet toppings. A cream cheese frosting would be lovely. I love this cake unfrosted -- a great and healthy snack cake, and a yummy breakfast alternative too.  -  03 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    14

    This recipe was great! My husband raved about it, which he never does! I followed everything exactly except I added a little salt and only used 3 bananas because that's all I had. I frosted it with a cream cheese frosting and it turned out perfect!  -  29 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    9

    I made this cake but did not put the icing on it and I froze it for a month before I used it. The cake was moist and received rave reviews by my guest. You could not tell it had been frozen.  -  18 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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