Banana Pound Cake

Banana Pound Cake
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  1. 3 sticks unsalted butter, soft
  2. 2 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  3. 5 large eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups ripe bananas, about 3- 4 large ones, mashed to a puree
  6. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon and sweep method*)
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour a 9 or 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix further. Add eggs one at a time waiting for previous added egg to be fully incorporated. Scrape bowl often. Whip until mixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with banana puree.
  5. Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Place in oven and bake until center of cake bounces back when lightly pressed with a finger or a toothpick comes out clean. About 90-120 minutes. Let sit in pan for 15 minutes before removing.