I love it when bananas go on sale at Coles – it means that I get to make banana bread or cakes again. Coles shopping is like my favourite thing to do – I love to see what is on sale and I can’t help myself whenever baking tins or equipment goes on sale. It is like an addiction haha. So my new toy for the week is a Wiltshire bundt cake tin – it was half price! How can anyone say no to that?
Look at that perfectly shaped bundt cake! Oh that baking tin is now my favourite thing to use for cakes! So back to baking… today’s recipe is banana marble cake. Marble cakes are really easy to make even though it looks complicated. But essentially it is separating the cake batter into two and adding cocoa powder into one of them. Simple as that!
So I adapted this from my ultimate banana bread recipe and split the batter into two. In one of the batter, I added one tablespoon of cocoa powder and mixed it well. The fun part begins when you start mixing the two different batters into the cake tin. I like to alternate between the two batters and then swirl the chocolate batter so a nice little effect.
I’ve also added in extra walnuts and chocolate chips. After baking it in the oven for about 40min, the cake was ready to be served!
Banana marble cake
Preparation time: 15 min
Baking time: 40min or when skewer comes out clean
Nutrition per slice (12 servings – without walnuts and chocolate chips)
- 100g plain self raising flour
- 100g wholemeal self raising flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp bi-carbondate soda
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 3 ripe bananas
- 80ml buttermilk
- 60ml olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 50g walnuts (optional)
- 50g dark chocolate (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (convectional oven)
- Prepare a 23cm bundt pan
- Beat eggs and sugar together in a stand mixer or with electric beaters on medium-high speed until the mixture turns thick and pale and leaves a trail when the beater is lifted
- While the eggs and sugar are being whisked, mash the bananas using a fork or a food processor
- Once the mixture is ready, reduce the speed to low and beat in the oil in a steady stream
- Mix in the buttermilk and bananas
- Sift together the flour, bicarbonate soda and cinnamon together and fold gently into the wet mixture
- Fold gently the dry mixture gently into the wet mixture
- Add in the walnuts and chocolate chips and fold well (optional)
- Split the batter into two
- Add one tablespoon of cocoa powder into one of the batter and mix it well
- Pour the mixture into the cake tin, alternating between the two batter and bake for 40-50min or until the skewer comes out clean.
There you have it! Nom nom…