How to make it

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the banana.
  • Add oil, egg yolks, vanilla and almond extracts, and the cold water. Add the oil mixture to the flour mixture, and whisk batter until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter just until combined – it is important not to over-mix at this step.
  • Pour batter into an ungreased 10” angel food cake pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Invert pan over counter (if your angel food pan does not have “legs” around the top rim to hold the cake off the counter when inverted, then invert the pan onto a sturdy bottle neck).
  • Allow cake to cool completely in this upside down position.
  • When cool, turn the pan right side up again and run a sharp, thin knife or spatula around the edges to release the cake from the pan. Turn cake out onto a platter; frost or simply dust with powdered sugar. My mother used a browned butter frosting and the flavor was a perfect match.

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I'm making this today I had to come back to see the recipe and look forward to having this with the family for dessert!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness, I love the way this one looks. Sounds fabulous!
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  • michellem 15 years ago
    Looks and sounds delicious. Another perfect cake recipe to have in the morning. My kids enjoyed eating on that Buttermilk Breakfast cake every morning. Im going to have to make this one for them next! Thank you.
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  • lissy819 16 years ago
    looks delicious and I'm sute it taste delicious.will try making this soon...just have to complete my ingredients. Cant wait to try!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Thanks, Krumcake! This is another winner. Is the glaze or frosting you used in the photograph the same as the recipe that's your "banana muffin" recipe? Thanks again for another great recipe!
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  • zena824 16 years ago
    Krum.. I can add this to my *big cake file*.... this sounds really delicious....Thanks..
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  • chefmeow 16 years ago
    Yummy. Sounds and looks fabulous. This is on my "must make" list. Thanks for another wonderful post.
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