…but this cake is!! Tee hee, there’s my sad attempt at a little humor……ok enough of that! This week’s recipe was the Black and White Banana Loaf, chosen by Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen, and I gotta say – the more I thought about it, the more I decided this was a fantastic pick! Way to go, Ashlee!! It seems like an awful lot of the picks lately have either been chocolatey and richer than rich or a fruit cobbler or some sort. (Don’t get me wrong, I love rich and I love me some cobbler, but I can only handle so much, right?) This cake..loaf..bread..whatever you want to call it absolutely hit the spot! It was slightly chocolatey, but not knock-your-socks-off-go-into-a-sugar-coma chocolatey – just a hint of chocolate, and it was the perfect amount. And the banana flavor was just strong enough, but not too strong – again, perfect. Both hubby and I (and hopefully my parents – I left half of the loaf with them!) thoroughly enjoyed it – it was the perfect amount of sweetness and really moist!

I got lucky and my marbling somehow turned out perfectly (well, in my opinion it did, at least!). Some of the folks at TWD had said their batter was too runny and that there marbling didn’t quite turn out, so naturally I was afraid the same thing would happen to mine, but I guess the baking gods were smiling upon me and my loaf!

If you want the recipe, head over to Ashlee’s blog and check out her take on the Black and White Banana Loaf. Also, check out our TWD site to see all the other fabulous bakers’ versions of this weeks’ recipe!   I’m just gonna tell you right now – you want this recipe…its stinking GOOD.



  1. Your marbling is gorgeous! I thought this hit the spot perfectly too! Great job!


    Comment by Holly — August 4, 2008 @ 10:07 PM

  2. Amazing pictures! Great job!

    Clara @ iheartfood4thought


    Comment by CB — August 4, 2008 @ 10:37 PM

  3. Yes, your marbling is perfect! Looks great.


    Comment by food librarian — August 4, 2008 @ 10:38 PM

  4. Wow, what a perfect loaf, great marbling technique! Your photos make me want to make another batch of this batter and bake a loaf.


    Comment by Andrea — August 5, 2008 @ 5:03 AM

  5. Looks wonderful! Great job on the marbling technique!


    Comment by bmk — August 5, 2008 @ 5:05 AM

  6. Wow your marbling really does look perfect.


    Comment by Brdget — August 5, 2008 @ 5:13 AM

  7. That may be the best marbling I’ve seen all day! What’s your secret?


    Comment by Sarah — August 5, 2008 @ 5:50 AM

  8. Your marbling is b-e-a-u-tiful!! 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — August 5, 2008 @ 7:50 AM



    Comment by Hannah — August 5, 2008 @ 9:34 AM

  10. I love the crown on your loaf and of course the exquisite marbling! I agree with you on the taste – subtle but balanced.


    Comment by Nancy — August 5, 2008 @ 10:33 AM

  11. Yours turned out beautifully and the marbling looks awesome. Way to go!


    Comment by Kelly (me&mb) — August 5, 2008 @ 11:21 AM

  12. Amy, it looks awesome!


    Comment by Kelly (me&mb) — August 5, 2008 @ 11:44 AM

  13. GORGEOUS marbling!


    Comment by Pamela — August 5, 2008 @ 6:43 PM

  14. GORGEOUS marbling!


    Comment by Pamela — August 5, 2008 @ 6:44 PM

  15. Beautiful marbling, and wonderful description. Love it.


    Comment by Caitlin — August 5, 2008 @ 7:15 PM

  16. Gorgeous work on the marbling! I love your beautiful photos…great job!!!




    Comment by Linda — August 5, 2008 @ 7:51 PM

  17. Your banana loaf looks great! You did a wonderful job with the marbling!


    Comment by Erin — August 5, 2008 @ 7:55 PM

  18. I thought the last loaf I looked at had the coolest marbleing… then I saw yours!! Wow, that is so neat.

    Great job, it looks fantastic.


    Comment by JacqueOH — August 5, 2008 @ 8:04 PM

  19. wow…yum!!

    your loaf turned out gorgeous!!

    and your marbling is beautiful!

    great jobbb <3


    Comment by bronte — August 5, 2008 @ 9:26 PM

  20. I love looking at all the marbling…it’s so wonderful!! Everyone’s loaf variations are so fun. Great job.


    Comment by Mara — August 5, 2008 @ 9:50 PM

  21. You did get some great marbling.


    Comment by peabody — August 5, 2008 @ 11:36 PM

  22. That marbling looks absolutely perfect! Your loaf belongs in a magazine!


    Comment by Teanna — August 6, 2008 @ 3:31 AM

  23. Beautiful job! Your marbling looks fabulous!


    Comment by Jayne — August 6, 2008 @ 7:12 AM

  24. Your swirls look amazing! Beautiful looking bread.


    Comment by Amber — August 6, 2008 @ 7:44 AM

  25. Absolutely Beautiful!!


    Comment by Susan — August 6, 2008 @ 9:14 AM

  26. Did I say Gorgeous?


    Comment by Susan — August 6, 2008 @ 9:15 AM

  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.


    Comment by Rebecca — August 6, 2008 @ 10:35 AM

  28. Beautiful!!!!!


    Comment by Rigby — August 6, 2008 @ 2:04 PM

  29. Your marbling does look perfect! Really beautiful. I really liked this loaf too. 🙂


    Comment by LyB — August 6, 2008 @ 7:11 PM

  30. This cake looks delicious. I can’t wait for my book to join your baking gang.


    Comment by coco — August 23, 2008 @ 9:25 AM

  31. I have a marbled loaf recipe that I love to make but my marbling has NEVER looked half this good. So impressive!


    Comment by sharon — August 23, 2008 @ 9:19 PM

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