Kato's Easy Banana Cake
This is how I use those leftover black bananas. Sometimes I use the little tiny bananas because they have such an intense flavour. When I'm busy I freeze the bananas just for this cake. This recipe makes great cupcakes that freeze well. I've been making this recipe for 12 years, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do...
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar, white
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups bananas, overripe, mashed
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped fine (optional)
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla, pure
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter, add sugar and eggs.
- Mix well, add the bananas, nuts and vanilla.
- Prepare the sour milk by stirring the lemon juice into the milk.
- Sift the dry ingredients and add them to the banana mixture.
- Mix in the sour milk gently.
- Pour into a prepared 9 x 12" pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min - 1 hour (until firm in the center).
- *We find this cake sweet, so I usually just sprinkle icing sugar on top and serve it warm with vanilla bean ice cream.
- It's also nice with vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting.
- If making cupcakes, bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Made for the FF&F FYC Tag Game - Altho I originally tagged this recipe to use as dessert for a weekend family brunch, I found myself needing a dessert on the Wed B4 the planned brunch & w/little notice. It was easily made as written except I did omit the nuts as DH is diet-restricted for them. My 9 x 12 baking pan was already in use, so I opted to bake this in a 10" rd spring-form pan which proved to be an excellent choice. It was served warm in the morning w/coffee, chilled as a dinner dessert that evening (both dusted w/powdered sugar as you suggested) & was very well-rec'd. Thx for sharing this moist & flavorful recipe w/us.