Almond-Laced Banana Cake

Mary Shivers Recipe

By Mary Shivers mshivers60

My family loves this recipe - it is a "take-off" of my mom's famous Old-Fashioned Banana Nut Cake. It makes a lovely presentation and is the perfect ending to any meal. Serve with steaming cups of coffee!


Recipe Rating:
 27 Ratings
Serves:
9
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sprinkled with brown sugar, laced with almond paste, filled with love! This is a delicious cake with a heart-warming history.

Ingredients

3/4 c
melted unsalted butter, divided use
1/3 c
firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c
sliced almonds, divided use
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
2
large eggs
1/4 c
milk
1/2 tsp
white vinegar
2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
soda
1/2 tsp
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp
imitation almond extract
2 Tbsp
almond paste
2 Tbsp
sweetened condensed milk, slightly warmed
1 c
powdered sugar
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Food on the Run
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
  • Comments

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  • user
    Brian Matthews sparkalow - May 21, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
  • user
    Jamie Burris jamielb1972 - Jun 5, 2012
    This looks and sounds so good, going to save and make!
  • user
    CAROLYN JOHNSON cajmslady - Jun 10, 2012
    WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF ALMOND PASTE.....OR CAN I MAKE THE PASTE......DO I HAVE TO USE ALMOND PASTE.....I NEED THE RECIPE FOR THE ALMOND PASTE IF THIS RECIPE CAN BE MADE WITHOUT IT.....TKS
  • user
    Mary Shivers mshivers60 - Jun 10, 2012
    Hi Carolyn,
    I have never made almond paste before, but I did find a recipe for it online and have included it below. I think for this recipe you could actually just grind sliced almonds then mix with the sweetened condensed milk. You could also omit the almond paste if desired but would need to add 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract.
    I think the recipe below would make enough for several cakes.:))
    Almond Paste
    1 pound blanched almonds
    1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
    3 egg whites
    1 teaspoon almond extract




    Directions
    1. Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in confectioners sugar. Beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture. Add almond extract, using your hands to blend the heavy mixture.
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jun 12, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!