Mary's Best-Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

"Trust me when I tell you this is one of the best banana cakes you will ever eat! One of my good friends shared this fantastic recipe with me many years ago-I hope you love the cake as much I do. (Note: To quickly ripen bananas, place in a brown paper grocery sack and tightly close top of sack. Check bananas periodically and remove from the bag when peels have turned completely black)."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease with vegetable shortening, the sides and bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine both types of sugar.
  • Add the oil and mix well.
  • Add the beaten eggs, mashed banana, and milk; mix well.
  • In another medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine with a wire whisk, the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the banana mixture, mixing after each flour addition just until incorporated.
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract as the last ingredient to be added to the batter; mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Place cake on a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting, if desired.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions: In a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and butter together. Add the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, beating until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled banana cake.

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  1. Oh my. This was sooo good! My husband doesn't like bananas, yet he devoured this! I had 3 bananas that were just too ripe to eat, and I tire quickly of banana bread, so I went searching for a banana cake. I don't know why, but this one caught my eye. I'm so glad it did. I will definitely be making this again. Oh, and it has to have the frosting... just because it's that amazing!



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