Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Perfect for a cake for everything!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For Icing:

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-½ cups of powdered sugar

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Grease and flour a 9 X 13-inch rectangular pan.
  2. Mash bananas with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  4. In the mixer bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, one by one, then add the vanilla.
  6. In alternation, add the flour and buttermilk.
  7. Incorporate the banana purée and mix until homogeneous.
  8. Pour the dough into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  10. While the cake is baking, place a larger pan in the freezer.
  11. After baking, remove the pan from the freezer and place a clean cloth in the bottom.
  12. Remove the baked cake from the oven and place it in the ice cream pan.
  13. Place in the freezer for 1 hour until completely cooled.
  14. While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting. Cream butter and cream cheese together in a blender bowl.
  15. On low speed, add vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Blend until smooth and silky smooth.
  16. Frost the cake when completely cooled and decorate with banana slices if desired.

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