The lovely and most awesome Ava recommended this recipe for A-Number-1 Banana Cake at allrecipes.com and I just had to try it out. I had bought a ton of bananas on sale and wanted to do something different with them. So I gave the recipe a shot!
Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, make sure each egg is incorporated into the batter very well.
Ava strongly recommended I mash the bananas as finely as I could, this is the best I could do. Add bananas to the batter.
Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk.
Always finish with the dry ingredients. This is a baking cardinal rule!
Ava also recommended adding chocolate chips over the walnuts, no problem! The recipe recommended dividing the dough into two cake pans but Ava said she just uses a large baking sheet and bakes it for 35 minutes and that is exactly what I did too.
This cake was perfect! Super moist, not difficult to make, tasty and fabulous! Obviously I give it five out of five wooden spoons, I liked it that much. I recommend this recipe especially for large families, it makes a TON of cake! So much so that a lot of it went to waste here even though I shared it with friends (it make a LOT of cake). Next time I will just divide the recipe in half.
Thank you so much Ava for this recommendation! I really did love it. It reminded me a lot of banana bread but it was more moist and decadent. The author of the recipe said the batter can be used to make loaves and muffins so I totally agree with him, this is a super versatile recipe. Bravo!