Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yummy Banana Cake

So I've been in a baking mood lately...Yes it's a little crazy with two kids under 2 years old. But, when I get a total of 3 hours of sleep and there's no hope of getting a nap I have to keep myself crazy busy or I remember how exhausted I am...So after failed attempts at homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, I decided to use up my ridiculously ripe bananas and try this banana cake...yummm It's SO good and moist (I can't believe I just used one of my top 3 grossest words...) Here are the recipes and I'm also posting this to Basic Bites

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. soda
  • 2/3 c. butter, at room temperature
  • 4 mashed bananas, large
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c. buttermilk or plain yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt because Ialready had some and it turned out fine)
  • 2/3 c. chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and soda. Then add: butter, and bananas. Beatthoroughly, then add: eggs, buttermilk, chopped nuts and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. When cooled, top with Cream Cheese frosting.

"Sprinkles" Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz of cream cheese, very soft
4 oz of butter, very soft
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Beat the cream cheese and butter with the salt until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, and the vanilla - beat until smooth and creamy.


Basic Bites said...

Yes I love it Camille!! Thanks for the contribution to Basic Bites! Brynlee is such a cute helper!! Thanks for bringing those cute girls over the other day!

Amber said...

Looks DE-LISH!! Going to have to give this a try and I love Brynlee's hair with the cake batter. Too funny!!

The Clawson's said...

YUM! THat looks delish! Ok, Moist is like the yuckiest word ever. Lance says it just to bother me.

Shane and Kelci said...

That sounds so yummy! I'm definitely going to make it! And don't worry...you're not the only one who fails making bread. I've tried many times and it's just not in my genes :(

Scott+Tiffany said...

That is so funny, I just made a banana cake too! It is scott's fav. I love that this recipe has TONS of powdered sugar, I will have to try it next time. When the recipe I made said to put it in the freezer so it would be "moist" I was grossed out too! I'm curious, what are your other top 2 gross words : )

Stephanie Madsen said...

oh my heck camille...i seriously can't get over how cute your kids are. I keep showing stephen whenever you post a picture of your little girlies :) soo precious!

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

ha ha I love the batter in her hair!! She is the cutest thing ever! Plus I love her bikini in the last post. Next time I come to AZ we definitely need to do something. Yummy recipe. I am going to try it for sure!!

The Sorensens. said...

i am soo glad that you get in baking moods :) hahaha, someones gotta do it! brynlee is so cute!

Kyle & Michelle said...

Brynlee is so adorable, and so is new baby Reese! I was looking through your blog posts and brynlee has gotten so much bigger in the past couple posts!
And where did you get that pink polka dot pillow for baby reese? it looks so handy, shes on it in like every picture haha.