Banana Cake With Pistachios And Chocolate Frosting

Rose Rauhauser

By
@NewYorkWoman

My family loves banana anything and pistachios, so I combined them both and it came out great. Please try it if you love those flavors. Enjoy


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Comments:

Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
unsalted butter softened
2 c
sugar
3
extra large eggs
1 1/2 c
mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
3 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
buttermilk
3/4 c
chopped unsalted pistachios

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

2
8oz. pkgs. cream cheese softened
1/2 c
butter softened
1/2 c
baking cocoa
41/2 c
confectioners sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
additional chopped pistachios (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare 2 8inch or 2 9inch round cake pan,greased and floured. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each. Beat in the bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in 3/4 cup of pistachios. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes. I check after 40 due to ovens varying. Test. Cool in pan at least 15 minutes before removing. Cool completely before frosting.
2
Frosting: In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add cocoa; mix until blended. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla beat until creamy. After both layers and middle are frosted if you want I put chopped pistachios just around the bottom edge of the cake.(optional) I also use a pastry bag and a petal pastry tip to make it a little fancier on top of the cake.(optional)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American