The Best Banana Cake
Recipes made with bananas!! Right up my alley.
I have made this recipe a couple of times and I can say I am never disappointed. It is moist and really delicious.
To make this recipe really special serve it with Marina’s Cranberry Chutney!
4 small bananas (use really ripe ones that you have frozen and defrosted)
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon, divided
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
8 oz cream cheese room temp
For the cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 by 13 pan.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in a measuring cup. top to 1 1/2 cups with milk. Set aside.
Mix together mashed banana with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Beat together butter, brown and white sugar until combined. Stir in eggs and vanilla until mixed.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to egg mix stirring until combined. Fold in bananas. Pour in prepared pan, put into oven and reduce heat to 275 degrees.
Bake approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Melt butter and 2 tablespoons of milk over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Let cool and stir in remaining powdered sugar.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Add in brown sugar mixture.
Frost the cake with the frosting.
For a delicious addition serve with Marina’s Cranberry Chutney! It is a great compliment to the Banana cake.