Recipe: Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze

Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze

Banana bread isn’t the only option when you have a bunch of overripe bananas sitting in your kitchen. Sometimes you want something a little bit dressier than a plain loaf of banana bread. This Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze is a great option. The cake is just as easy to make as banana bread but is much less dense and is topped with a delicious glaze.

Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze

Yields a 9 inch round cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed banana (2 med/large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

Glaze

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper and lightly grease
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by mashed banana and vanilla extract
  3. Stir half of the flour mixture into banana mixture, followed by the buttermilk. Add in remaining flour mixture, stirring just until no streaks of dry ingredients remain
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
    Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  5. Allow cake to cool in pan for 3-5 minutes. Turn cake out of the pan and re-invert onto a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium-sized, microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave on high heat for 2-2 1/2 minutes, until bubbling and thickened. This can also be done in a small saucepan.
    Allow to cool slightly for 2-3 minutes, then pour over cake and spread into an even layer

Source: Baking Bites

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