I do not like eating over-ripe bananas. Most often I will peel and freeze them to make banana bread of banana milk shake. This time I decided to try making a Banana Cake. The result was one of awesome deliciousness. I served it to a group of visitors I was catering for and it was a hit. This one is definitely a keeper if you love bananas.
11/2 cups ripe banana, mashed (about 3 medium)
11/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cups buttermilk
11/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup chopped nuts
1. Heat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour 8 or 9 inch pan.
2. Beat all ingredients together in a bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping down sides constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pans.
3. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool.
Finish with lemon or orange glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp orange or lemon zest
2-3 tablespoon orange or lemon juice
Combine all. Pour over cake.