Ten minutes prep time is all you need to make this simple, scrumptious Banana Nut Pound Cake, drizzled with a simple glaze. Easy recipe serves 12!
Preheat oven to 350°F . GENEROUSLY grease a tube pan on the bottom, sides, and center tube.
Place all cake ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well, until these ingredients are completely combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly, to disperse batter.
Bake at 350° F. for 45-55 minutes (mine took 55). Because oven temps vary, I recommend checking it at the 45 minute mark, and then continue baking, if not fully done. To check cake for done-ness, insert a toothpick into the top middle of cake. If toothpick comes out clean, cake is done. If not, let it bake a few more minutes, then check again, until done. When done, remove cake from oven, and let cake cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes (still in the tube pan).
To Invert The Cake: Once cake has cooled for 20 minutes, run a butter knife carefully around edges and middle tube, to loosen cake from pan. Place a dinner plate (plate side down)over the top of the tube pan. Using both hands to hold the plate and tube pan securely together, quickly flip cake over. The pound cake should release from the pan onto the plate. Transfer cake to a wire rack, to finish cooling completely.
TIP: If it does not EASILY come out of the pan on to the plate on the first try, don't freak out! Simply flip it back over, and re-run the knife around the edges, let it cool a couple more minutes, then try again.
While cake is cooling, make the icing! Mix powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl, until smooth. The icing needs to be thin enough to drizzle over the cake. Once cake has COMPLETELY cooled, drizzle icing over top of the cake. Once done, let icing firm up before slicing and serving! Serve, and enjoy!
HELPFUL TIP: Place a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper UNDER the wire rack. This will make your cleanup much easier, after icing the cake!
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