- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups roughly mashed, very ripe bananas
- ¼ cup sour cream or yoghurt
- finely grated zest 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease a 22cm x 12cm loaf tin and line the base with baking paper bringing the paper up the shorter sides of the tin
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and chocolate in a large bowl.
Whisk the oil, eggs, bananas, sour cream, lemon zest and the vanilla together. Pour into the flour mixture and using a large metal spoon, fold together until just combined.
Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes until risen and golden. Cover the top loosely with foil if getting too brown.
A skewer inserted into the centre of the cake should come out with a few moist crumbs attached but not uncooked batter.
Cool in the tin for 15 minutes then remove and place on a cooling rack.
Dust with icing sugar and cut into thick slices to serve.
Makes 1 loaf