Banana Layer Cake With Caramel Frosting

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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Stir in mashed bananas and pecans.
  • Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.
  • For frosting, combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240 degrees).
  • Remove from heat, and beat until spreading consistency; add additional milk, if necessary.
  • Spread immediately on cooled cake between layers and on top and sides.
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