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(final recipe by Glory)
1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana (it’s important these are nice and ripe, meaning nice and brown, speckled and ugly)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated if possible)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup butter, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ cup nonfat plain yogurt (make sure this is unsweetened, or you will have to reduce your other sugar)
1 cup milk (any fat content)
*This can be made as a cake, cupcakes or both. It will make one 9” x 13” cake, or one 9” x 9” AND 12 cupcakes, or about 26 cupcakes.
So, if you’re just doing cupcakes, line the cupcake pan with paper liners. If you are making it a cake, then grease and flour the pan.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a small bowl mix mashed banana with the lemon juice and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl (the bowl of your electric mixer), cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, add yogurt, then stir in vanilla.
Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk.
Stir in banana mixture.
* Option- this cake is good with any combination of chocolate chips or nuts. You could add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter (as pictured here), you could also add apx. 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. Another option is to bake the cake as is and add chocolate chips and/or nuts on top of the frosting.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven.
For cupcakes- bake apx. 18-19min.
For 9 x 9 pan bake apx. 30-35 min.
For 9 x 13 pan bake apx. 60 min (may need a little more)
This cake is sweet enough to go without frosting (I guess then you could call it a muffin) but it’s extra good topped with Cream Cheese Frosting.
(Here is the frosting recipe,
Depending on if you put nuts or chocolate chips in the batter, you could also put some on top, your choice.
(via Glorious Treats)