Sunday, February 17, 2008

Banana cake

I originally got this recipe from an old friend, Sherry, in November of 2000. We loved it the so I made it again instead of banana bread. This does NOT double well as I found out after decreasing the temperature and baking this a LONG LONG LONG time. I didn't ice it this time but it would be great with the icing too.
Banana cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas
1/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Set aside.
Mix banana and buttermilk. Set aside.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add to butter mixture in 3 parts alternating with banana mixture in 2 parts, beginning and ending with flour. Spread in 2 greased 8 inch round layer pans. Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes or until an inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost with butter icing.
Butter icing
2 cups icing(powdered) sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 Tbsp. cream, milk or water
1 tsp vanilla
Beat all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Add more liquid or icing sugar as needed. Makes 1 1/3 cups.


Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Yum Darlin!!

Anonymous said...

Looks yumm-o! :)

Anonymous said...

mmmm comfort food!!!