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Banana Pound Cake Recipe
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Banana Pound Cake Recipe

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"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
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Banana Pound Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p47

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.

Reviews for Banana Pound Cake(14)

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

I purposely adjusted this recipe to fit my preferences! I used 1 tsp. EACH salt and baking soda & I used about 1-1/4 cup of ripe mashed bananas. I didn't put 3 Tbsp. of sugar in the cake pan. I also used a regular greased and floured 10" angel-food type tube pan so that the batter wouldn't overflow in a fluted pan! I did keep the flour, butter & 3 cups sugar and eggs the same, but I'd cut the butter into the Tbsp. segments for easier creaming! I also kept the amount of extracts the same and the amount of sour cream the same! I baked the cake at 350o F., rather than at 325o F. I baked the cake for 70 minutes & tested cake with a cake tester to make sure that cake tester came out clean before cooling in pan 15 minutes! I ran a knife around the cake to loosen it from the pan and I cooled the cake for 15 minutes before easing it out of the pan! Before baking, I'd sprinkled about 2 Tbsp. cinnamon-sugar over the batter, then ran a knife through the batter to swirl it! The cake came out easily from the pan! I didn't glaze the cake! I admit that there are times that I prefer to leave a tube cake plain and other times, depending on the flavor and the recipe, I've iced a cake! I think this cake can be classified as a 5* rating! NanZim, Thank you for sharing this recipe with Taste of Home! I've seen other recipes which you've shared-one of your other recipes I'd used from you is your Hummingbird Cake! I admit that I hadn't used EVERY recipe you've shared, but you have a real talent for food preparation & have enjoyed perusing TOH and seeing the various recipes from you!delowenstein

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

This was one of the best recipes I have ever made. It does have issues with coming out of the pan but I put tinfoil around the bottom of my pan which kept it in place. Cool cake completely before removing from pan...so much easier.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

I found this cake to be excellent. Very moist and not too sweet. I waited until cake cooled completely before removing it from the pan and it cake out no problem (all intact).

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Reviewed May. 8, 2013

Planning to make/take this cake for husband's family reunion this summer. K.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

This cake is very dense and doesn't have enough banana flavor in my opinion. I too like others here had it fall apart on me when I removed it from the pan...maybe due to the excessive moisture. Don't think I'll try it again.

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