Mom's Fresh Banana Cake

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Angela Gray

By
@angiemath

My mom made this recipe 100's of times while growing up. It is so moist and good. Her secret was in the bananas. The night before she went to make this she would put 3 or more bananas in the blender and puree them. Then she would let them sit all night in the refrigerator, sometimes two nights. The banana puree would be dark and fruity-smelling. She would add that to the cake batter and her cake would be perfect and moist every time!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Letting mashed bananas sit overnight enhances the banana flavor in this easy to make cake. It has the flavor of banana bread, but a texture more like a carrot cake. We loved the cream cheese frosting on top. Tangy and sweet, it's perfect with the banana cake. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 9 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 or more
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 3 large
    bananas
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened, 3 oz
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 dash(es)
    salt

How to Make Mom's Fresh Banana Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Puree the bananas and let sit overnight. You may use them immediately but the overnight sit ripens the bananas to perfection.
  2. Add baking soda to the pureed banana mixture. Set aside.
  3. Cream sugar and butter.
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add flour slowly.
  6. Add banana mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix just until incorporated. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  7. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan.
  8. Bake for 30 min or just until golden brown. Be careful not to over bake.
  9. For the cream cheese frosting, blend cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until frosting is smooth and creamy. Check that it is of spreading consistency. If too thick add another 1 tsp of milk until it is the right consistency.
  10. Frost the cake. Sprinkle lightly with chopped pecans.

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About Mom's Fresh Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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