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Banana Cake Recipe
Banana Cake Recipe Tips
If I could only give one tip to making sure your banana cake recipe ends up tasting delicious, it is to make sure that you use very ripe bananas. By very ripe, I mean overripe. I mean throw them away bananas. The bananas should be almost black. At the very least, there should be absolutely no green on them. The bananas should at least be a dark yellow with lots of brown spots. And this goes not only for banana cake recipes, but for any bread or muffin made with bananas as well.
Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze
In Search of a Perfect Banana Cake Recipe
Every southern cook wants the ultimate banana cake recipe. I think I may have the best banana cake recipe ever, and believe me, I have tried a lot of banana cake recipes. If you love bananas, banana bread, or banana muffins, and you've never tried a banana cake, you've got to sample this banana cake recipe. It's banana heaven.
Best Banana Cake Recipe
Banana Cake Recipe Ingredients1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas2 teaspoons lemon juice3 cups all-purpose (or cake flour for a finer, lighter texture)1 teaspoon cinnamon1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup butter, softened2 cups sugar3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together the mashed bananas and lemon juice. In a different bowl, mix all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in each egg one at a time. Add the vanilla. Alternate adding the flour mix and the buttermilk. Next, stir in the mashed banana mixture.Pour the banana cake batter into 2 greased and floured 10 inch round cake pans. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the banana cake comes out clean.
Frosting for Banana Cake Recipe
Banana Cake Frosting Ingredients1/4 cup butter, softened8 ounces cream cheese, softened1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar3/4 teaspoon vanillaChopped pecans, optional
Cream together the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract. Add confectioners sugar. Beat at low speed til mixed, then on high until smooth. Spread on the cooled banana cake. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
Frosting Variation for Banana Cake Recipe
I have also made this banana cake recipe with no icing at all and it still tastes delicious. Or thin the banana cake frosting and drizzle it over the cake as a glaze. Chocolate frosting also tastes delicious on a banana cake. Here is a recipe for banana cake glaze frosting:1/4 cup unsalted butter1/4 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup chocolate morsels or 3 tablespoons cocoa2 cups confectioner's sugarMix everything together except the confectioner's sugar. Heat in a saucepan on medium heat until the morsels and butter melt. Remove from heat. Add to the confectioner's sugar. Mix well. Drizzle over the banana cake.
Banana Cake Recipe Tips for Freezing
Note: This banana cake recipe freezes very well. Simply wrap very tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil after it has cooled for a few minutes. After taking the banana cake out of the freezer, let it come to room temperature before unwrapping the cake for frosting. It will taste fresh and amazingly moist.