Black-and-White Banana Loaf Recipe



    1 1⁄3 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1⁄2 teaspoon salt
    1⁄4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 1⁄2 medium ripe bananas
    1⁄2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    lemon juice
    1 tablespoon dark rum
    3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
    1⁄2 cup butter, plus
    2 tablespoons butter
    2⁄3 cup packed light brown sugar
    1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
    4 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1⁄2 cup whole milk


    Heat oven to 325 degrees. Butter an 8x4x2 1/2 inch loaf pan; dust with flour; tap out excess.
    Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a small bowl until blended.
    In another small bowl, mash bananas with lemon zest and juice; stir in rum.
    Microwave chocolate and 2 T butter, stirring every 10 seconds, until melted and blended.
    Beat remaining butter with mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until creamy. Add sugars; beat        2-3 minutes until light and smooth.
    Add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla (batter will look curdled).
    Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in 1/2 the flour mixture just until blended. Beat in milk until combined, then remaining flour mixture. Scrape down bowl; beat in banana mixture (batter will look lumpy).
    Stir a little less than 1/2 the batter into melted chocolate to blend. Drop alternating spoonfuls of both batters into prepared pan. Using a table knife, swirl batters together, taking care not to overdo it.
    Bake 1 hour and 20 to 30 minutes (check cake after 45 minutes and cover loosely with foil if it's getting too brown), until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
    Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes before inverting on rack, turning right side up and cooling completely.


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