Mar 11, 2016

Friday Feasting: Simple and Delicious Banana Cake

Simple and Delicious Banana Cake
(Better Homes and Garden Old Fashioned Cookbook)

"My family loves this recipe because of it's versatility. If you want to use up old bananas but are tired of the standard banana bread, this recipe is perfect. You can also use this recipe for a nice but fairly
healthy dessert that's sure to please!"


2 Eggs
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (~3)
¾ cup buttermilk or sour milk
½ cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg


1. Let eggs stand at room temp for 30 minutes. Grease and lightly flour 13x9x2 inch baking pan – set

2. In a large mixing bowl or in bowl of a stand mixer stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking
soda and salt. Add bananas, buttermilk, shortening, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer or mix on
low until combined. Add eggs; beat or mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared

3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool thoroughly on a
cooling rack.

*Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
5 ¾ – 6 ¼ cups sifted powdered sugar

1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in additional powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

{Our family likes to kick things up a notch by adding peanut butter to the frosting – makes it super yummy. You can also make it all a bit healthier by using natural ingredients like coconut oil in place of shortening, organic sugar, etc.}

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