Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Photo by Wanda M.

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  • cups bananas, mashed, ripe

  • 2

    teaspoons lemon juice

  • 3

    cups flour

  • teaspoons baking soda

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¾

    cup butter, softened

  • 2⅛

    cups sugar

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla

  • cups buttermilk

  • Frosting

  • ½

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • cups icing sugar

  • Garnish

  • chopped walnuts Directions:


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


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