Sunday, July 26, 2015

Generally I am not that big of a fan of banana cake, but this one is really, really good!

Banana Cake

3/4 cup butter
2 1/8 cups white sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoons lemon juice
4 mashed very ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.  Grease 9 X 13 pan with spray canola oil.

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.

Mash bananas with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, set aside.

In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs (one at a time), and vanilla, until well blended.  Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mixture, blend well after each addition. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick in center of cake comes out clean.  The cake takes about 1 hr. 15 min. in my oven, yours may be different. Immediately place cake in freezer for 45 min to cool. Frost and enjoy!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat together butter and cream cheese, add powdered sugar a little at a time, vanilla, mix until smooth and creamy.