Banana Cake With Chocolate Streusel
2 tablespoons Sciabica's or Marsala Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped fine
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Sciabica's or Marsala Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/3 cups bananas, mashed (about 3)
¼ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon maple extract (or vanilla)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, olive oil and cinnamon in a small bowl until well mixed, set streusel aside.
In mixing bowl combine dry ingredients, make well in center. Pour in buttermilk, olive oil, banana, egg and flavoring, stir until just blended.
Spread half of batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with ½ of streusel.
Repeat with remaining batter and streusel.
Bake cake about 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean from center.
Cool cake in pan on rack.