Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

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Sandy Jones

By
@sandances

This banana cake recipe came from my great grandmother and has been in the family for 100 years.
SHORTENING - Crisco has altered their shortening to remove trans fat. This means that it doesn't hold up in frosting as well as original Crisco. It's better to use "high ratio" shortening.
CAKE FLOUR - I'm often asked if you can use all purpose flour instead. Cake flour has a lower protein content, is more finely milled and is treated so that the starch granules absorb water and swell more readily in high sugar batters which helps the cakes to be lighter and moister.

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This is a super moist cake tailor-made for all the banana fans out there! The icing is divine... so you may want to double the recipe for ample sweetness! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 27 votes

Comments:
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • BANANA CAKE

  • 3 c
    sifted cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    shortening
  • 2 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3
    eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    mashed ripe bananas (about 4 bananas)
  • 1 1/8 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 3/4 c
    hot milk
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    shortening (butter flavored crisco not recommended)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar

How to Make Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

About Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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