It is really easy to go wrong when you have too many elements in a cake.
In this case, however, the combination of both dark and white chocolate, as well and orange AND banana intrigued me so much that I gave the cake a shot, and made one.
The resulting loaf of bread-cake was pretty good! It was not too orangey, nor was it banana-ish. The dark chocolate gave the bread-cake a deeper flavour, while the white chocolate imparted sweetness.
It was what could have been a confusing cake that ended up making sense.
Here’s how to make it.
I started by mixing the sugar and oil until the mixture turned foamy.
The eggs were added, as well as the orange zest and mashed banana.
While that happened, I sifted together flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt, and folded this into the mixture, alternating with the orange juice.
Last but not least, I added the white chocolate buttons and folded that into the batter.
And the batter was transferred into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan and baked.
Once a skewer inserted into the thickest part of the bread-cake emerged cleanly, the bread-cake was done.
The bread-cake was allowed to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before I transferred it onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
All that was left to do was to cut and eat it!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 3 medium bananas, mashed
- 1 orange, juice and zest
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 500g white chocolate, roughly chopped in small chunks - I used white chocolate buttons
- Preheat oven to 170°C.
- Beat sugar and oil in a bowl until foamy. Add eggs, finely chopped orange zest and mashed banana. Mix well.
- Sift together flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.
- Fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
- Fold in the white chocolate chunks.
- Pour batter into a 9x5-inch greased loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending upon pan size. A toothpick inserted in the center which comes out clean is the best indicator that the loaf is fully baked.