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Simple Banana Cake

Servings: 8
A slice of this not-too-sweet banana cake and a glass of milk make a perfect snack.

2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about two; 12 oz. total)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting cake

1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, sour cream, bananas, and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture just until well blended. Scrape batter into a buttered and floured 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Bake in a 350 degree F/180 degree C regular or convection oven until top springs back when gently pressed and a skewer inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares; serve warm or cool from pan.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 331 cal., 22% (74 cal.) from fat; 6.1 g protein; 8.2 g fat (4.5 g sat.); 59 g carbo (1.3 g fiber); 462 mg sodium; 67 mg chol.

Source: Sunset Magazine
Date: November 22, 2004