Soul Food Banana Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by grandma2969

This came from a soul food is wonderful!

Top Review by SharleneW

I'll give it 4 stars for the actual banana bread. But the overall was only worth a 3. The bread was good, with the orange flavors, but the glaze was time I wouldn't make it. For starters, it boiled over my pan--twice. Once in a small pan and again in a large pan! I knew I was in for trouble when the recipe said to put a lid on it raise the heat and boil for 3 minutes. The recipe actually made quite a bit of a praline-type sauce thicker than what I would call a "glaze". Even with the spillovers, I ended up with over a cup of sauce that was so sweet and thick you wouldn't want to use very much. If I were to make the glaze again, I would only make a half batch unless you want a lot of leftovers to drizzle over ice cream or something.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Generously butter a 9x5" loaf pan.or 8" round cake pan.dust with flour and shake out excess.set aside.
  3. Coarsely chop walnuts and toss with 2 tbls of flour.
  4. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside.
  5. Combine mashed bananas with orange juce, set aside.
  6. Combine eggs, sugar, oil, sour cream and orange peel in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle and beat on medium-high 2-3 minutes.
  7. Stir in mashed banana mixture.and beat for 1 more minute.
  8. Add flour mixture on low speed just till combined.
  9. Stir in floured walnuts with wooden spoon.
  10. Pour into prepared pan; shake gently.
  11. Place on lower rack in oven.
  12. Bake for 50-55 minutes at 350°F.
  13. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
  15. To prepare GLAZE: Combine all glaze ingredients except butter and vanilla; in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  16. Cover pan, raise heat and boil for 3 minutes.
  17. Uncover, reduce heat to medium -- cook without stirring, but swirl pan until honey thickness, about 5-7 minutes.
  18. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
  19. Cool completely and spread on cake.

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