Banana Nut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ann McCue

By
@salsaqueen

Have this recipe as a cake but I always make it into bars instead. cupcakes would be good too.


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Ingredients

CAKE

3 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon ( the origional recipe calls for 1 tsp but i find that was to much for my liking)
1/2 tsp
salt
3
eggs, beaten
3/4 c
vegetable oil
4 large
ripe banana, mashed
1 c
chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

8 oz
package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour desired pan or pans. I use a bar pan. or you can use a 9x13 if you want a cake, or round pans or cupcake pan.
2
Stir together flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add the eggs and oil.
Stir just until the dry ingredents are moistened.Do not beat
Stir in bananas, vanilla and pecans
3
pour into prepared pan or pans
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpic comes out clean. If using round pans, let cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire cooling rack.
Cool completely before frosting

To make frosting, beat butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Fold in pecans

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #nuts, #bananas