Monday, May 15, 2017

Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I have had this recipe printed for over a year.  A few weeks ago I spent 3 or 4 hours organizing my printed recipes into categories(yes, I know I have a problem) and decided I needed to make this.  Yes the temperature really is 275 degrees.  Yes, you do immediately put the cake in the freezer after it comes out of the oven.  MAKE this soon.  Don ate two pieces after I made it and took it to work where everyone loved it!

Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Recipe By: Happy Hooligans via Betsy Burtis TNT Recipes
Serving Size: 18
1.5 cups very ripe bananas (3 fresh bananas or 4 thawed, previously frozen bananas)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup soft butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1.5 cups buttermilk (OR milk soured with one tbsp vinegar or lemon juice)
1/2 cup softened butter
8 ounces cream cheese, room temp.
1 teaspoon vanilla
3.5 cups powdered sugar(can cut WAY back, like to 1.5 c)

1. Pre-heat oven to 275 F, and grease and flour (or spray), a 9x13 cake pan. Mash banana and mix with lemon juice and set aside.

2. In a med bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3. If you're making your own buttermilk, combine milk and vinegar (or lemon juice) in a small bowl, and set aside.

4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in bananas.

5. Pour into cake pan and bake 1 hour and 10 mins (or until knife comes out clean). *if need be, cook longer, checking every 10 minutes until cake is fully cooked. Immediately place in freezer for 45 minutes. (if not completely cool upon removal from freezer, let cool further before icing).

6. Cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in vanilla and icing sugar on low until combined, then high until smooth. Frost cake and enjoy!

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