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Chocolate fudge banana bread & peanut butter frosting

Chocolate fudge banana bread & peanut butter frosting

Serves: 1 loaf


  • 3 very ripe bananas, finely mashed
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (xl)
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 140g (1 cup) cake flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

      Peanut butter frosting

  • 50g (1/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 100g (1/2 cup) smooth cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 90g (1/3 cup) chunky peanut butter
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 230g (1 1/2 cups) icing sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Grease and line a 20 x 10 cm loaf pan.
  2. Beat the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl until pale and creamy. Add the mashed bananas and beat once more.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cocoa into the banana mixture and beat slowly to combine. Fold through the chocolate.
  4. Spoon into the tin and smooth over the top. Bake for 70 – 75 minutes. Cover loosely with foil for the last 20 minutes.
  5. Rest in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  6. To make the frosting, cream together the butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Add the icing sugar and beat until fluffy and light.
  8. Swirl the peanut butter frosting over the cooled banana bread and drizzle with caramel sauce.

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Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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