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Grandma Thury's Banana Cake

James Carrier
Yield Makes 8 servings
Veronica Pape's great-grandmother handed down the recipe for this simple, moist banana cake.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about two; 12 oz. total)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 331
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • protein 6.1 g
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 59 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • sodium 462 mg
  • cholesterol 67 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, sour cream, bananas, and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture just until well blended. Scrape batter into a buttered and floured 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until top springs back when gently pressed and a skewer inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before cutting into squares; serve warm or cool from pan.