I love a cake that can also, if you really reach, be considered a bread. And if said cake has a fruit in it -- bonus points. It's as if you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not eating a piece, because, in essence, you're skipping out on some crucial vitamins and minerals ... right?
Eh, it was worth a shot. Behold, Chocolate Banana Marble Cake, people! It tastes like a cake -- a warm, gooey, chocolatey cake -- but it looks like a bread. Kind of. Not really. Oh, whatever. It's really, really delicious -- and super easy to make. And, hey, your kitchen will smell like a dream. Check it.
Chocolate Banana Marble Cake adapted from Good Cheap Eats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 Tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another mixing bowl, combine the oil, sugar and bananas. Beat until smooth. Mix in vanilla, eggs and yogurt. Blend until smooth. Fold wet ingredients in dry ingredients, combining just until blended.
2. Spoon half the batter into greased bundt pan. Add cocoa to mixing bowl and stir until just combined. Spoon chocolate batter in clumps around bundt pan, leaving some lighter colored spaces. Use a knife to swirl the different colored batters together, taking care not to mix them too much.
3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until tester comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Carefully, run a rubber spatula around the edges of pan to loosen cake. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack and remove pan. Cool completely. Transfer to serving dish. Sift powdered sugar over top.
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