BANANA BREAD

 

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  • Servings: 14
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter (softened)
  • 2 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • Cream cheese frosting-
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups icing sugar
  • Walnuts (chopped, for garnish)

Directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees. Grease 2, 8” round baking pans.
  • In a small bowl mix mashed bananas and lemon juice. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl cream ¾ cups butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in banana mixture.
  • Evenly pour batter into 2, 8” round baking pans. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Between those times keep checking on the cake with a toothpick to see if it’s done. When the cake is done take the baking pans and place them directly into the freezer for 45 minutes to cool.
  • While cake is cooling, to make the frosting- In a bowl cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in vanilla extract. Add icing sugar a little at a time and beat on low until combined. Then beat on high until smooth.
  • Remove the cake from the pans and lay out the bottom half on a plate. Spread it fully with frosting. Add the top half and cover the entire cake with frosting. Add chopped walnuts on top.

Notes

Categories: Cake  Dessert  Nutty  Sweet 

Website Credit: http://blogchef.net/banana-cake-recipe/

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