BANANA CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C buttermilk*
  • 1 t vanilla
  • • 1 c chopped walnuts (optional)
  • *If you don’t have buttermilk (I never do), just squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a measuring cup, then fill the rest with milk and let it sit for a minute or two. Same thing.
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T mashed ripe banana
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  • Cake:
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat until fluffy. Beat in bananas.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the banana mixture. Fold in the vanilla and nuts. Pour into two greased 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Frost cake when cool.
  • Frosting:
  • Thoroughly cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Stir in bananas and lemon juice.

Notes

I got this recipe from a friend of mine and she got it from her mama!

Categories: Cake 

Author Credit: Katie Unger

Website Credit: http://yesiwantcake.com/2012/03/12/banana-birthday-cake/

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