Banana Marble Loaf

March 31, 2018

Author Notes:

I adore baking banana bread and a marble loaf was a staple cake during my childhood so it was only a question of time before I started combining the two and create this Banana Marble Loaf.

Sophia R

Makes: 1 loaf


  • 300 grams bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 grams butter, melted
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 300 grams plain flour
  • 1 1/2 baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 180 grams caster sugar
  • 30 grams cacao
  • 1 shot espresso (30ml)
In This Recipe


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper.
  2. Add the peeled banana to a large bowl. Using an immersion blender, puree the banana until smooth. Whisk in the eggs one by one, followed by the melted butter and the lemon juice.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, salt, sugar and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Divide the batter in two. Add the cacao and espresso to one half of the batter and whisk until just combined.
  5. Fill the batter into the prepared loaf pan alternating between the plain batter and the cacao batter. Once finished, use a fork to gently swirl the two batters together – this is what will give the finished cake a marbled pattern.
  6. Bake the loaf for about 1h or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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