Banana Walnut Cake Recipe
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon banana essence
- 2-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup half and half
- 3 large overipe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush a 13x9-inch cake pan with softened butter and line with baking paper. Brush paper with more butter. Set aside.
- Cream unsalted butter until creamy. Beat in confectioner’s sugar until mixuture is light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and banana essence one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside.
- Combine together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift twice. Set aside.
- Stir together milk and half and half. Gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with flour mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Fold in mashed bananas and 2/3 cup walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and smoothen top. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/3 cup walnuts.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tester inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto wire rack and peep off paper lining. Allow to cool completely. Chill, if desired. Cut cake before serving.
- If desired, frost cake before serving using your favorite cream cheese frosting or plain whipped cream sweetened with a little confectioners’ sugar. You may also prefer to frost cake slices individually just before serving.
- If bananas as really sweet, reduce sugar to ¾ to 2/3 cup, or as desired.
- For variety, you can choose to dust cake top with sifted cocoa right after taking out of the oven or drizzle with melted chocolate.
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