Norma's Banana Cake

Alicia .

By
@Shezzyla

My Grammie was the best cook I have ever known (sorry mom). This cake is so super moist and sweet you almost don't need the icing!


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

3/4 c
applesauce (or shortening if you prefer)
1 1/2 c
granulated white sugar
4
eggs
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
3 large
very ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp
sea salt (optional)
3 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
3 c
whole wheat flour
3/4 c
sour milk (make by mixing 3/4 cup milk with 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice)
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

ICING

1 medium
very ripe banana
4 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 box
powdered sugar
chopped walnuts, to sprinkle on top (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease either 2 9-inch cake pans or 1 sheet pan.
2
In a large mixing bowl, cream applesauce and sugar. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla.
3
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4
Alternating the flour mixture a little at a time and the milk a little at a time, beat into the banana mixture.

Make sure it is mixed well and stir in walnuts.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for 35 minutes, or until when you press with a finger it does not leave an indentation.
5
For the icing:

Mash the banana and beat it into the butter until it gets creamy. Add lemon juice and vanilla.

Slowly add sugar while beating, keeping an eye on the consistency.

It may or may not take a whole box of powdered sugar, take your best judgement on how much you will need to spread easily.

If you accidentally add too much sugar (which I have several times) add a tiny bit of milk to help thin it back to desired consistency.

Ice cake when completely cooled, sprinkle with nuts and refrigerate until ready to serve.
6
Keep covered in the fridge.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes