Banana-Nut Pound Cake

"Better Homes and Garden favorite reader recipe of the year (2012)."
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Ready In:
1hr 39mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
  • In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Gradually add sugar, beating about 7 minutes or until light.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition; scrape bowl frequently.
  • In a separate bowl combine bananas, bourbon and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture to butter mixture; beat on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar. To acquire an even sprinkling, use a sieve.

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  1. Jellyqueen
    Found this while looking for a way to use up ripe bananas. Glad I did!! Great moist cake. I did not dust with powdered sugar simply because I forgot until after the cake was cut. I did use the bourbon instead if milk. Will be making this cake again!
  2. Sanders.vonda
    Amazing. Do not change a thing. I used milk. It was a big hit with my family. It is time consuming but well worth it.
  3. thelmairene
    The extra beating that is required makes this a nice fluffy cake. My friends and family love it!
  4. Ariane T.
    good idea jellyqueen


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