To Make You Go Bananas
Banana cake that takes ‘moist’ to a whole new level. Cream cheese frosting that is to die for. I’d like cake with my frosting, please.
all purpose flour
fresh lemon juice
Very Ripe Bananas
Roughly chopped pecans to top.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Mix mashed bananas with lemon juice and set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together 3/4 cups butter and 2 1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour.
Add the bananas and mix just until evenly distributed.
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place immediately into freezer for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile make the frosting
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the powdered sugar.
Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat just until frosting is smooth.
Do Not over-beat or frosting will become runny.
Spread frosting over completely cooled cake. Top with pecans.