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Delightful Banana Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Delightful Banana Cake, by , is from The Rider Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Hope Kristine Rider Stone
Added: Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup plus 1 T. butter, softened, divided
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 or 3 medium)
1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 T. water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chopped pecans (optional)

For Drizzle:
2 T. butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 to 2 T fat-free milk

Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolks; mix well.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the bananas, sour cream, applesauce and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with banana mixture.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly; stir in the water.

Beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 T. at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold into batter. Fold in walnuts or pecans. (Optional)

Coat a 10-inch fluted tube pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour; add a third of the cake batter. Drizzle with half of the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

For Drizzle:
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter until lightly browned. Remove from the heat; stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough mild to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is great if you have bananas that are turning so you don't have to throw them away.

1 slice of this cake equals 283 calories. The chocolate and the nuts give it the extra flavor.




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