Cardamom Banana Cake

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Parmis showed me this awesome middle eastern cookbook and I couldn’t resist.


6 oz. room temperature butter
1 teaspoon cardamom
4 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup of caster sugar
3 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a non-stick square cake pan.
Mash the bananas in a bowl and stir in cardamom.
Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to beat. Next, add the walnuts and mashed banana and fold in. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt over the mixture and gently fold all the ingredients together. Spoon the batter into the buttered cake pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cook for 10 minutes in the pan then turn out to cool completely.

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