Monday, August 27, 2012

WONDERFUL Banana Cake RECIPE



I love cooking but I HATE baking! I'm not a baker, I dislike measuring and I swear EVERY-TIME I've made a cake from scratch it turns out HORRIBLE until now!

I didn't make my own cream cheese frosting and it still turned out decadent and moist.  I added fresh bananas and carmel on top to make it my own :)





Banana Cake Recipe

You will need:

1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, softened 2 1/8 cups sugar 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 



(I used tub frosting from Pillsbury) Frosting 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/2 cups icing sugar 

TIP: IF YOU DON'T HAVE BUTTERMILK USE 1 TLB OF LEMON JUICE FOR EVERY CUP OF MILK!! I did this and it turned out perfect.

Read more at: http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256?oc=linkback



(I ended up baking it for 1 1/2 hours...just keep checking with a toothpick)


Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 275°. 2 Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. 3 In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside. 4 In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. 5 In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy. 6 Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla. 7 Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. 8 Stir in banana mixture. 9 Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 10 Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist. 11 For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. 12 Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. 13 Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth. 14 Spread on cooled cake.



Read more at: http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256?oc=linkback