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...
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
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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