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Moist Banana Cake

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Servings: 12
A delicious way to use those overripe bananas!


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas, medium, very ripe, pureed
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 Tbs rum, or 1 tsp (5mL) rum extract
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached flour, white
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs powdered sugar, for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9-inch (20cm) springform pan with vegetable oil spay.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugar on high speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth. Mix in banana puree, sour cream, rum and vanilla extract on medium speed. In a small bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture and blend just until smooth.
  • Pour batter into springform pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake.
  • Let cake cool for about 10 minutes and remove sides from spring form pan. Sprinkle powered sugar over cake before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 258
  Calories from Fat 84 (33%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(17%)Cholesterol 51mg
(15%)Sodium 356mg
(5%)Potassium 172mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(8%)Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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