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Monday, March 2, 2009

Banana Cake With Pecans And Cream Cheese Frosting

banana cakeBy Danny



Delicious Banana Cake!


Here is a simple and delicious recipe for Banana Cake with a fantastic Cream Cheese frosting!

Recipe in second part of post...

Ingredients



1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated and AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium-size bananas
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions



Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans. Cream butter ans sugar together for 5 minutes. Add egg yolks, one at a time, until well combined. Add mashed bananas and mix thoroughly.

Sift dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Stir until well combined. Add buttermilk and vanilla. Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Fold gently into batter. Pour batter into the prepared pans. Set on the middle rack of oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pans ona a rack for 10 minutes. Unmold and cool on rack for 2 hours. When cooled place one layer on a serving plate and frost with cream cheese frosting. Arrange slices of banana over frosting, cover with second layer and frost top and sides of cake. Cover entire cake with chopped nuts. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting



8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Cream together the cream cheese and butter and slowly sift in the confectioners' sugar and continue beating until fully incorporated. Stir in vanilla and lemon juice. Enjoy!

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15 comments

Kevin said...

That banana cake look really good!

Sara said...

Banana, cream cheese, pecans...sounds like a perfect combo!

Danny said...

Thanks Kevin and Sara! This recipe is equally as good with walnuts!

Gina said...

Wow, you got my attentions! I love banana anything. I am def. going to make this! I wish there was a birthday coming up...

Mary said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Incredible.

Ingrid said...

Yum, looks wonderful. LOVE all the pecans. I like the different textures. I sould sure go for a slice right now.
~ingrid

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

DAMN that looks great..

Danny said...

thanks Gina, Mary, Ingrid, and Cathy! You all should try making it and give me a shout and let me know how it turned out! Thanks again for stopping by!

imjacobsmom said...

My bananas are ready and waiting!

Food Recipes Blog said...

I do not like bananas much, but enjoy cooking especially food cake. Meetings not very good that this will taste like
I will write again on my blog about this subject when completed
Thanks

beverlyz said...

That banana cake makes my mouth water!!!

cattarina said...

I've been drooling over this recipe since it was posted and finally made it this week. Totally delicious!!!!!

Danny said...

Imm so glad to hear Cattarina! It really is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe and fell in love with the cream cheese frosting. The combination is dynamite! Thanks a bunch!

caterers in new york said...

The taste is extremely amazing, thank you very much for sharing it's recipe.

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