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Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

By Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com
banana cake is so easy to whip up, you'll want to make it often. The nuts are optional. If you're not crazy about cinnamon, feel free to omit it from the glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves 24-36
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, etc.), optional
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tablespoons milk or cream

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with non-stick foil.
In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, and chopped nuts.
Stir until evenly mixed.
In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil.
Add eggs, bananas, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
Beat for 2 minutes until thoroughly combined.
Add dry ingredients, stirring only until all ingredients are combined.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned and top springs back when lightly touched.
Let cool to room temperature.
Cinnamon Glaze:
Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and milk or cream.
Add only enough cream to make a spreadable glaze.
Top cooled cake with cinnamon glaze before cutting.

Yield: 24 to 36 servings, depending on cut size

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