Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Yogurt Banana Cake

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Yogurt Banana Cake
 
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Made this cake for my folks... they had a bunch of leftover bananas and a bittersweet chocolate bar... Here are the results! Adapted from Epicuirious.com Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Yogurt Banana Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
You will Need
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar,
  • divided 2 large organic eggs
  • 1¼ cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • ⅔ cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (3½- to 4-ounce) bar 70%-cacao bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup hazelnuts (3 ounces), toasted , cooled, and coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle. Butter a 9-inch square cake pan.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Beat together softened butter (1 stick) and ¾ cup sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy, then beat in eggs 1 at a time until blended. Beat in bananas, yogurt, and vanilla (mixture will look curdled).
  4. With mixer at low speed, add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Toss together chocolate, nuts, cinnamon, melted butter, and remaining ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Spread half of banana batter in cake pan and sprinkle with half of chocolate mixture. Spread remaining batter evenly over filling and sprinkle remaining chocolate mixture on top.
  6. Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a rack 30 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely, right side up.
  7. Absolutely delicious. Rich but not dense and the little surprises of chocolate, nut and cinnamon throughout really make Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Yogurt Banana Cake a treat.

 

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