This recipe comes from the cookbook....The Cake Mix Doctor...great book and a really good banana cake.
I frost it with my "The Best Icing"flavored with banana extract...so yummy!!
*Not my pic
1 pkgplain yellow cake mix
1/2 cpacked light brown sugar
2 mediumripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cvegetable oil....sunflower is good and so is canola or corn oil
2 tspbanana liqueur ..optional...i have never added this
How to Make Banana Cake
- Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round pans.
Mix together cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.Add mashed banana, water, oil eggs and liquer if using.Blend with a mixer on low speed for 1 min.Increase speed and beat 2 mins more.
Scrape down sides of bowl. The batter should look well blended.
Pour into prepared pans. Bake approx 30 - 32 mins until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Frost with you favorite frosting. I use a cooked frosting and it is awesome.
Sprinkle chopped pecans over top.
- THE BEST FROSTING
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 c milk
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 tsp banana extract
Pour milk into a saucepan and slowly add the corn starch tablespoon at a time over low hear till thickened. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool till mixture is cool to touch.
Cream butter and sugar .
Add a small portion of the cornstarch mixture and beat with a mixer. Slowly add till all is gone and keep beating till icing is thick and creamy and fairly stiff. Make sure all sugar crystals are dissolved.