Moms Fresh Banana Cake Recipe @pinch

Letting mashed bananas sit overnight enhances the banana flavor in this easy to make cake. It has the flavor of banana bread, but a texture more like a carrot cake. We loved the cream cheese frosting on top. Tangy and sweet, It is perfect with the banana cake. My mom made this recipe 100's of times while growing up. It is so moist and good. Her secret was in the bananas. The night before she went to make this she would put 3 or more bananas in the blender and puree them. Then she would let them sit all night in the refrigerator, sometimes two nights. The banana puree would be dark and fruity havesmelling. She would add that to the cake batter and her cake would be perfect and moist every time!

moms fresh banana cake
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter or margarine
  • 3 large bananas
  • 2 - eggs
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 package(s) cream cheese, softened, 3 oz
  • 1 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 dash(es) salt
Intructions :
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Puree the bananas and let sit overnight. You may use them immediately but the overnight sit ripens the bananas to perfection
  • Add baking soda to the pureed banana mixture. Set aside
  • Cream sugar and butter
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Add flour slowly
  • Add banana mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix just until incorporated. DO NOT OVERMIX
  • Pour into a greased 13x9 pan
  • Bake for 30 min or just until golden brown. Be careful not to over bake
  • For the cream cheese frosting, blend cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until frosting is smooth and creamy. Check that it is of spreading consistency. If too thick add another 1 tsp of milk until it is the right consistency
  • Frost the cake. Sprinkle lightly with chopped pecans.

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