Yum. Spotty bananas! If you happen to have three, you can make the moistest banana cake ever. That's what the recipe said and wouldn't you know it, I even had two unsolicited comments from friends who in fact said exactly that to me.
"This is the moistest banana cake ever."
So there you have it. I thought so too, actually. It was awesome and we didn't even do the frosting.
Thing I did change in the recipe was the sugar...I put 1 C. sugar and 1-1/8 of a combination of maple syrup and agave syrup instead of of 2-1/8 C. pure sugar.
Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frostinghttp://www.recipezaar.com/Best-Ever-Banana-Cake-With-Cream-Cheese-Frosting-67256
SERVES 16 , 1 9x13 pan
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- 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
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
- chopped walnuts
1Preheat oven to 275°.
2Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
3In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
4In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
5In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
6Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
7Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
8Stir in banana mixture.
9Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
10Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
11For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
12Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
13Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
14Spread on cooled cake.
15Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.