I really love bananas

they are soft

they are tasty

they make baked goods moist

they are easy to mash

they love me too!!!

{ the last banana fact is a bit hard to prove but they do always find their way in to my cart at the grocery store…maybe it’s not so much love as it is stalking….now, I am concerned}

Well, anyway, I saw this recipe on Cooking.com and had to try it.  They refer to it as a banana bar but to me, it is a Banana Cake and since this is my blog, that’s what I’m calling it…so there.

Banana Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions for the Banana Cake:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in bananas.

Spread into a greased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough confectioners’ sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in the refrigerator.

mushy banana hugs, mb