Banana Spice Snack Cake

Banana-Spice-Snack-CakeIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (or vegetable shortening)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, ripe, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter (or shortening) and brown sugar. Beat in egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed banana until blended.
  4. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients and spices.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until moistened. Do not overbeat.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into middle of cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack for about 20 minutes.
  9. Serve warm, or room temperature.

Servings: 9

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