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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Best Ever Banana Cake

adapted from

2 cups bananas , mashed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
¾ cup unsalted butter , room temperature
2  cups sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ½ cups buttermilk, room temperature


1)  Preheat oven to 275°.  Liberally spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.

2)  In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

3) In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda , cinnamon and salt; set aside.

4)  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in
eggs, one at a time, then add in 2 tsp vanilla.

5)  On low, add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in
banana mixture.

6)  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 1hour and 15
minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. leave in pan to cool. Transfer to cooling rack or leave in pan. (Can also be made as (2) 9 inch round cake pans)

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
8 oz or 1 package of cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1) Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the
vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat on low-speed just until combined. Don’t
over beat.
2) Frost cake as desired.
3) If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts over top of the frosting or serve with a whole pecan on top of individual slices.

1 comment:

  1. I love this!
    One of my favorite kinds of cakes / and breads is Banana! =)

    Following you from Bette Lee's site.

    Have a great day!