To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Photo by Cary L.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

9

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

9

servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2/3

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    cup sour cream

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2

    mashed super ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup)

  • 1

    teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup flour

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • Frosting:

  • 2

    tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1/4

    cup heavy cream

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or equal amount of

  • pure vanilla extract)

  • 1 1/4

    cups confectioner's sugar

Directions

To make cake (easily mixed by hand): Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below). Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and 2 tablespoons softened butter. Add mashed bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. To make frosting: Cream butter and confectioner's sugar together until smooth. Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated. Spread on cooled cake. Note - Bake at 350F if using a glass pan. Recipe doubles well (9x13 pan).

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