Thursday, January 5, 2012

ABC - Nut-Crusted Chocolate-Banana Swirl Cake

Well, it's been a while since I last posted, and a lot has changed. I now have a 3 month baby boy which means I didn't do much baking over the holidays. I missed baking so I thought what better way to get back into it than joining up with the Avid Baker's Challenge. It's only a once a month baking and blogging commitment so I thought I would give it a try. Plus, they're baking out of one of my favorite cookbooks - the Weekend Baker. I'm a little late on posting this one but with starting back to work this week I just didn't have time to get it done by the 3rd.

This month's recipe was the Nut-Crusted Chocolate-Banana Swirl Cake. I figured it must be good because the banana muffins from the cookbook are delicious. It certainly didn't disappoint. It was moist and I loved the mixture of plain banana cake with chocolate banana cake. The only issue I had was with the nuts sticking to the pan, but they sure were delicious to pull out of the pan and eat alone.


  1. A baby boy! How precious. Congratulations Andrea!!! :o)
    I'm glad you were able to join us for ABC. Welcome back. Your cake looks great. It doesn't show any signs of not having baked for a few months :o) Good to know that the Banana Muffins taste great. Will bookmark it!

  2. Oh wow, congratulations on your baby boy! Your cake looks fab! Love the way the colors show.

  3. Congrats on your baby boy Andrea!

    Love how your cake turned can really see the yummy chunks of nuts and swirls from the chocolate.

    -new ABC member :)

  4. Hi,
    Congratulations on your baby boy!
    Your cake looks lovely, never would have known that the nuts got stuck to the pan! I'm new to ABC and looking forward to next month's bake, sounds yummy!