Sunday, September 18, 2011

Easy African Dessert Recipes: African Banana Peanut Cake

African Banana Peanut Cake

2 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
2/3 c butter (or margarine)-softened
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
4 lg very ripe bananas--peeled and mashed,about 2- cups
1 c salted peanuts,coarsely-chopped,divided

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients alternately with mashed bananas just until combined; stir in 1/2 cup chopped peanuts. Scrape butter into well greased 9" 5" loaf pan; sprinkle top evenly with remaining chopped peanuts.

Bake in 350 degree F. oven 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; turn out of pan and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil. Cake is best if served next day.

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