Best Ever Banana Cake

This cake lives up to it’s title. The bananas make it super moist. and delicious. One piece of cake is really rich. On food.com the recipe had over 1,000 reviews. I always consider the number of reviews a recipe has, because then you know it’s good! That is, if it has a lot of reviews…

To cut back on the fat I used half the amount of butter the recipe called for and replaced the other half with apple sauce. I’m wondering what it would be like if a person got rid of the butter completely and just used apple sauce instead? I also used 1% milk in place of butter milk and added a touch of lemon juice to the milk, since I didn’t have any buttermilk at the time.

 

Servings: 16

Recipe from Food.com

Best Ever Banana Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups bananas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 275°.
Step 2
Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
Step 3
In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
Step 4
In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
Step 5
In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
Step 6
Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
Step 7
Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
Step 8
Stir in banana mixture.
Step 9
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Step 10
For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Step 11
Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Step 12
Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth
Step 13
Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Step 14
Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
Step 15
Spread on cooled cake.
Step 16
Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

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