Monday, April 18, 2011

Maple banana chocolate-chip loaf cake recipe

I was drooling over Charmaine's banana cake the other day, so I followed the link that she had provided to Retromommy's blog for the cake recipe. And all thanks to this two fabulous ladies, I've now got a yummy loaf of banana cake sitting very temptingly on my dining table....waiting to be gobbled up during our afternoon tea session.

I'm reproducing Retromommy's recipe with some slight modifications to suit our tastes:
Oops....just realised that two ingredients were missing in the photo!

Anyway, the ingredients/measurements are:

- 2 large ripe mashed bananas
- 1 stick + 1 tbsp of butter (melted)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp non-fat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4/5 cup of fine sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips (coated with 1/2 tsp of flour)


Preheat the oven to 340F.
Combine butter, maple syrup, milk, eggs, sugar & vanilla essence together in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in mashed bananas.
Sift flour and baking powder into the wet mix and fold till well-mixed.
Stir in the flour coated chocolate chips and mix well.
Line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
Pour in the batter and smoothen the surface.
Place pan in the oven (middle rack) to bake for 1hr or until a toothpick inserted into the cake center comes out clean.

This cake is so easy to make and it tastes really light, fluffy and kinda crumbly. This recipe definitely goes into my "Bake-again-and-again" category!

NOTES: I like to lightly coat the chocolate chips with a little bit of flour so that the chips don't sink to the bottom of the cake. If the top of your cake is browning too soon, cover the cake with a sheet of aluminium foil to prevent the top from burning before the entire cake is cooked. Do not over-bake the cake if you prefer a moist texture (an inserted toothpick would come out with little moist crumbs instead of completely clean).


  1. Myself and 2 other great bloggers are hosting THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and the theme this week is "EASTER COOKIES & TREATS" and I think this is a great recipe for that! We would love for you to stop on by and link up your recipe if you wish! Hope to see you there!!! :-)

  2. Yummy.. I must add choc chips to the recipe next time I bake it. Unfortunately, bananas are so expensive at the mo, $12/kg due to the floods in Queensland earlier this year. I love the maple syrup. Love your step-by-step photos.

  3. @charmaine: $12/kg!! wow. i think it's around USD0.69/lb over my side. the chocolate chips helped balance out the sweetness with a little bit of bitterness...i think it's great! thanks to you and retromommy!!!

  4. i do the chocolate and banana thing but never thought to add the maple!! Great idea!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

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  5. Me again! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday! I hope to see you again next week!!

  6. I am really pleased with this recipe. It's moist, the sweetness is just right for my taste and it's easy to make. Very easy recipe, Thanks for sharing.