Banana Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

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Total Time
50mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
30 mins

another recipe from my "stash" not tried myself..but would like to

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. cream butter and sugar -- add mashed ripe banana -- set aside.
  2. whisk together flour, baking powder,.add to banana mixture --
  3. add buttermilk, baking soda and chopped walnuts -- beat well.
  4. add one egg at a time, mixing well after each egg --
  5. pour into a greased 13x9" baking pan --
  6. bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes -- test with toothpick inserted near the center .cool on wire rack.
  7. to prepare BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:.
  8. combine brown sugar, milk, and butter and boil 1 minute -- let cool --
  9. the beat till creamy -- adding vanilla and enough powdered sugar till easily spreadable --
  10. frost cake when cool -- .
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5 5

Absolutely the BEST banana cake I have ever made. I wasn't crazy about the frosting at first, but LOVED it on the cake; the banana and brown sugar worked perfectly together! I definitely recommend doubling the frosting and keeping it at a pourable/spoonable icing stage. One problem in the directions... it calls for baking powder which is not listed in the ingredient list. I added one teaspoon of baking powder along with the baking soda and it worked perfectly so I definitely recommend that. I also cut 1/4 cup out of the sugar, used skim milk, and omitted the walnuts. The cake was perfectly spongy, very banana-y, and kept moist for days! I wanted something different from the usual birthday cake and am so glad I made this one! I don't even feel the need to try any of those highly rated, popular recipes now because this one is absolutely outstanding! Thank you!

5 5

This was over the top good. I loved the frosting! It was sort of carmel flavored. Got a compliment that it was probably the best he ever tasted! That says a lot. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!