Friday, February 3, 2012

Frosted Banana Cake

I was super tired, but for some reason I felt I needed to bake this banana cake I found HERE.  It looked fabulous and I had bananas that I planned to use for banana bread and they were ready.  Now remember I am not much of a baker, but this was really easy to make.  YAY!  Success!  Maybe I can get the hang of baking!  The frosting I used can be found HERE.  I didn't have cream cheese otherwise I can guarantee you I would have made that!  I am not complaining though because this frosting was yummy too!

Looks so yummy!  I am so proud of my baking last night :)

Frosted Banana Cake
3 Large Over Ripe Bananas, mashed
2 tsp Lemon Juice

  • Mix together well
2 Cups Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
1-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 Stick of Butter Melted and Cooled, or really soft
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • Mix everything together very well
  • For the next step alternate (I did 1 cup flour, 1/3 yogurt or milk) mix together well with each addition
1 Cup Buttermilk (I used 2/3 Cup Greek Yogurt and 1/3 Cup Milk)
3 Cups Flour
  • Pour batter into greased 9x13 cake pan the original post says not to use glass so I followed orders ;)
  • Bake in 300 degree preheated oven for 1 hour 20 minutes and begin checking cake at 1 hour since all ovens vary and you don't want to burn it.  Mine was done in exactly 67 minutes.
  • Once done (check the middle with a toothpick) remove from oven and cool to room temperature
  • Cover the cake with plastic wrap (leave in the pan) and refrigerate overnight
  • Top with frosting:
2-1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 TBS Butter, Softened
1 tsp Vanilla
3 TBS Milk
  • Mix well and spread on top of cake

Another angle of pure deliciousness :)

Pretty simple even for a person who is baking challenged like myself :)  Not to mention DELICIOUS!  I am in serious shock that my cake turned out so well!  Maybe I will try to make a loaf of bread this weekend.  I can guarantee that it won't be as successful.  Me and bread are serious enemies, but none the less I need to keep plugging away until I master it.  And if all else fails maybe I will by a bread machine ;)


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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining us on Welcome to the weekend blog hop,this looks yummy,would be great if you would pop back on Monday and link this up to my Creative Mondays hop?

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  2. Oh my, that looks so nummy. Making my mouth water. I have the WORST sweet tooth lol.

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  3. oh this is so yummy banana cake takes me back to my childhood and boy your post of this recipe does as well
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    1. I love recipes that bring back memories. This was the first time I have ever had banana cake. Really it reminds me of banana bread with frosting...lol But oh so yummy!

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  4. This cake looks very nice!
    I'd definitely love a slice (or two...) with a cup of tea - anytime of the day :)

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    1. Winnie this was incredible and a cup of tea would go nicely :) I enjoyed it after lunch,after dinner, and as a midnight snack...I definitely enjoyed it at all times of the day ;)

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  5. That looks delicious! :)

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty darn good...I think I may have eaten half the cake myself...ooops!

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    1. Thank you :) I am rather proud of myself for making a cake without a box ;)

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  7. Thank you so much for joining us at Kids in the Kitchen! what a wonderful recipe- we'll have to give this one a shot- hope to see you again on Tuesday for the link up!

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    1. Thank you Kelli! The kids definitely loved this one and I am sure would love to help make it too!

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