Old Fashioned Banana Cake

Old Fashioned Banana Cake – Serves 8 (adapted from The Barefoot Contessa)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 8-inch round or square pan.

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 extra-large eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp pure vanilla

Grated zest of 1 large orange

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Grease a 8-inch round or square baking pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix the bananas and sugars on low speed until combined.  With the mixer running on low, add in the eggs, oil, sour cream, vanilla and orange zest.

In a medium bowl whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, soda and salt.  With mixer running on low add in the flour mixture just until combined.  Stir in the walnuts.

Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Cool for about 20 minutes and remove from pan.

Batter ready for prepared pan.
Batter ready for prepared pan.

Baked and cooled.  Top with icing, glaze or serve with a scoop of ice cream.  Enjoy!

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