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Banana Pound Cake Recipe

Banana Pound Cake Recipe

"I adapted a basic pound cake recipe from my great-aunt for this treat," says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. "It makes a moist cake that pops out of the pan perfectly."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons plus 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk

Directions

  • 1. Grease a 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with 3 teaspoons sugar; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in bananas and extracts. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating just until combined.
  • 3. Pour into prepared pan (pan will be full). Bake at 325° for 75-85 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small bowl, whisk glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cake. Store in the refrigerator. May be frozen for up to 1 month. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 479 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.