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Banana Pecan Torte

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, so this recipe definitely represents my area. A friend shared the recipe with me. It's been in her family for years and years.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 to 4 medium)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pecans.
  • Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, for 30-35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar in a small bowl. Add vanilla. Spread between layers and over top of cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 623 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Miamibound
    Oct 29, 2018

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  • MariaMR
    Mar 2, 2013

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  • BrendaKae
    Sep 4, 2011

    Great moist and flavorful cake. Compliments every time.

  • jesser3030
    Jan 11, 2010

    One of my most requested dishes at the holidays. The absolutely only thing I do differently is to make extra frosting. My family LOVES it! I even made it for the groom's cake at my wedding. It is elegant enough to WOW and every crumb was eaten.