Banana Cake Recipe @pinch

This banana cake recipe is simple, but sometimes simple things are the best! Banana brings a natural sweetness and a hint of fruity flavor to this treat. Caramelizing the brown sugar for the frosting adds an extra layer of sweetness and creates almost a caramel flavor. The smooth frosting is a nice contrast to the moist, crumbly banana cake. Each bite is sweet and buttery. If you don't have ripe bananas, her tip is great and works wonderfully! I have LOVED this cake since I was a kid!!!! It would make appearances at Family Holiday Dinners and I could not wait to eat some!!! Years later I was tracking down the recipe and was asked "Why do you want that- it's no big deal JUST a cake mix"This cake is THE DEAL!!!!!So moist,full of banana flavor and the frosting is perfect!! When I make it my brother-in-law BEGS for cake to call his OWN!!! LOL

banana cake
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • CAKE
  • 3 - overripe bananas
  • peeled and sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoon(s) butter
  • melted
  • 1 package(s) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 4 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1/4 cup(s) light brown sugar
  • packed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 cup(s) powdered sugar
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 pan or disposable pan. Beat together bananas** and eggs with a mixer on medium until bananas are mashed, about 1 min.**No overripe bananas handy? Place yellow bananas on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Turn oven on to 350 F. When your oven beeps that it is preheated
  • take out the bananas. The skins will be a little brownish and the bananas will be warm. The heat gets all the sugars and banana flavor ready to get mashed into cake or banana bread recipes.
  • On low speed
  • pour in melted butter.
  • Add in cake mix.
  • Add milk and beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into pan (disposable foil pan works great for this recipe).
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until the cake is firm in middle.
  • Let cool in the pan.
  • Frosting: In a small saucepan
  • combine the brown sugar
  • milk
  • and butter. Cook on medium-high heat until a full boil
  • stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Whisk until no trace of sugar remains.
  • Pour over cooled cake and spread. Let cool. This makes a thin layer of frosting. DOUBLE frosting recipe if you like to have more!
  • Cut and enjoy! This stores well. The frosting does not stick to the plastic wrap.

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