Sunday, November 15, 2009

Banana Snack Cake

I had an abundance of overripe bananas on my banana rack, so instead of making more banana bread I made this tasty cake. You can frost the cake with the cream cheese icing as I did, top it with Cool Whip, or just sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
BANANA SNACK CAKE
Adapted slightly from Cafe Zupas

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mashed ripe banana
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs until combined, then add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Beat flour mixture into the wet batter until just combined. Stir in the mashed banana with a spatula. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting.

5 comments:

  1. This looks really good... I'm glad you shared it :) I've missed you on Twitter by the way!

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  2. Hi Hannah! Did you make the cream cheese frosting yourself? Just a basic recipe? Thanks! These look delicious!

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  3. I did make a quick cream cheese frosting from scratch. I just beat 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and one pound powdered sugar together until fluffy. Enjoy!

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  4. That looks good!Sometimes I skip on the frosting and just add a cup of chocolate chips in the batter.I love banana cakes :)I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!-Alisa@Foodista

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