Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting frugalanticsrecipes.com

Over the Christmas holidays, my sister in law celebrated a birthday.  I told her to pick out whatever meal she  wanted for that night’s celebration.  She chose this cake for dessert.  It is one my mom started making when I was a little girl.  I have so many memories of her bringing a frozen cake out of the freezer for dessert.  I loved eating the cake and frosting when they were almost thawed, but still cold and firm.  This was the only way I would ever eat anything made with a banana.  Somehow the thick frosting and spices covered the banana flavor enough for this banana hater.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting frugalanticsrecipes.com

It’s delicious fresh, too.  Spicy and incredibly moist, topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting this is one of the best ways of using up over-ripe bananas.  For a 9X13 pan, I used six bananas.  It is a really thick cake.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting frugalanticsrecipes.com

 

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 well mashed bananas
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 8 ounce brick cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla and sour cream.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and add.
  4. Add the bananas last.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 X 9 pan and bake 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until done.
  6. (The center of this cake always sinks just a bit when it's done....it's okay).
  7. Beat the butter and cream cheese until well combined.
  8. Beat in the vanilla and powdered sugar.
  9. Spread on a completely cooled cake.
  10. Keep cake in the refrigerator.
  11. You may freeze this cake.
  12. Put waxed paper over the frosting and then wrap the entire pan in foil.

 

 

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