Recipe

Banana chocolate-chip loaf with buttercream frosting

Prepare to please a crowd with this decadent banana chocolate-chip loaf. Featuring a milk chocolate frosting on top and sandwiched in the middle, this loaf is sure to be a hit

  • 45 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 18
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Ingredients

  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 180 gram dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • dark chocolate curls to decorate
Frosting
  • 185 gram butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 150 gram milk chocolate, melted, cooled

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line base and sides of a 12 x 22cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3
    Lightly stir in banana and sour cream. Fold in sifted combined flour and baking soda, followed by chocolate, then pour into pan.
  • 4
    Bake for 50-55 minutes until cooked when tested. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frosting
  • 5
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Gradually beat in chocolate until smooth.
  • 6
    Split loaf in half horizontally. Place one half on a serving plate cut-side up. Spread loaf with half the frosting, then place remaining cake half on top and finish off with remaining frosting. Decorate loaf with chocolate curls.