Monday, March 23, 2009

banana peanut butter chocolate chip cake

yes, you read that title right. why haven't i thought of this or seen it before? what could be better? those three flavors in combination just feels RIGHT. you know what i mean? i saw a recipe for it here via foodgawker. i didn't have peanut butter chips or cinnamon chips, so i'll write up the recipe the way i made it and you can look at the original here.

4 very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips

for topping:
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
approx. 1 Tbsp. brown sugar

preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. grease an 8-inch square pan. in a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork or potato masher. add the eggs, and stir well to combine. add the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla, and stir to mix. add the peanut butter and when that is combined, add the chocolate chips. pour the batter into the prepared pan, and set aside. in a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and granulated sugar. sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter in the pan, then sprinkle brown sugar over the top. bake for 35-40 minutes (it took me longer so just be aware it might take more time), or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. let cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.


shirley elizabeth said...

I think I will die if I don't make this.

skywalker said...

Caroline, how do you not gain weight? You must give the extras away to your neighbors. I just look at your blog and I'm up a couple pounds. It's not fair!

EEEJ said...

WOW...that sounds like the best thing in the entire dessert universe. I need it.

Salt H2O said...

I think I gained 2 lbs just reading the recipe!

aly-son said...

i want to go to there!

nancyb said...

I made this for a group of friends. One of them asked for the recipe and made it the next day for himself. Very yummy.

carolinesrad said...

I can't stop thinking about this cake.....I thought I had already figured out my cake, but the more I salivate with the memory of this insanity in my mouth, the more I'm convinced that this is the best cake I've ever had. AMAZING!