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Banana Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kelly Champlin Church
Added: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c. butter (softened)
2 1/8 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. buttermilk (or 1 c.milk + 1Tbs. vinegar)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. mashed ripe bananas (should be ripe for maximum flavor)
Cream Cheese frosting:
1/2 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 275 (I usually set @ 300)
Grease and flour a 9 x 13" cake pan.
In a small bowl mash bananas; add lemon juice.
In a medium bowl- mix flour, baking soda & salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well, stir in vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately w/ the milk. Stir in the banana mixture. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake in pre-heated oven for 1 hour or unitl toothpick comes out clean. (*usually takes 1 hour 20 min). Remove from oven and place directly into freezer for 45 minutes. For frosting cream butter and cream cheese until smooth, add vanilla, add powdered sugar. Beat on low until smooth (may have to add a little milk for a smooth consistency)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I got this recipe quite a few years ago and is quite well received. It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is well worth it.

 

 

 

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