Almond-Laced Banana Cake

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

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

The Cook

Mary Shivers Recipe
x2
Lightly Salted
Ada, OK (pop. 16,810)
mshivers60
Member Since Jul 2011
Mary's notes for this recipe:
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!
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This
Kitchen Crew
Sprinkled with brown sugar, laced with almond paste, filled with love! This is a delicious cake with a heart-warming history.

Comments

1-5 of 100 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
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.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jun 12, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

footer
Gift Membership