So many times I hear people tell me that they can’t bake or decorate cakes. I wanted to create a recipe so easy, everyone can make this cake and be a rockstar. This is one moist and flavorful banana cake and that was my goal. Mix up the ingredients, cool and spread on the frosting. Easy Peasy.
Look at all of the yummy bananas in this recipe.
4 large ripe freckled bananas, mashed
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with butter or your favorite baking spray.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
In your mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla. Add dry ingredients and alternate with buttermilk until all is incorporated together. Mix in bananas. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour until cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely and frost.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 8 ounce block of cream cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 pinch of salt
1 pound of powdered sugar
Blend cream cheese and butter together. Add vanilla and combine. Mix in powdered sugar until combined. Frost cake. Cover and store in refrigerator. Set out about 30 minutes before serving. Easy Peasy. Enjoy!
*About buttermilk. Buy it. You cannot make buttermilk with lemon juice or vinegar. You only make sour milk and that my friends is not buttermilk. Buttermilk is the best thing about how delicious this cake is.