Don't let those ripe bananas go to waste! Whip up this tender, fluffy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and bring a little taste of the tropics to your summer party!
Author: Melissa Howell
For the Banana Cake
2 1/2tablespoonslemon juicedivided
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking soda
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
3 1/2cupspowdered sugar
For the Banana Cake:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
Measure 1 1/2 cups of milk, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
In a separate bowl, mix the mashed bananas with the other tablespoon of lemon juice and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the 2/3 cup vegetable oil with the granulated and brown sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each egg. Add the teaspoon of vanilla and mix well.
Add 1 cup of the flour along with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda to the large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add 1/2 cup of the milk/lemon juice mixture and blend.
Add another cup of flour and mix. Then another 1/2 cup of milk and mix. Repeat with the remaining one cup of flour and 1/2 cup of milk.
Fold in the bananas, and pour into your prepared 9x13 pan.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
Let the cake cool completely, and then frost with the Cream Cheese Frosting.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream together the 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/3 cup of butter until fluffy.
Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar and mix well.
Blend in the vanilla extract and add up to an extra 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until your desired consistency is reached. Spread on the cooled cake.
If you live in a dry climate, you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to the frosting if it's looking too dry and not coming together.This frosting recipe makes a TON of frosting. You can cut the frosting recipe in half if desired.To make pineapple cream cheese frosting - increase the powdered sugar to 5 cups, add 1/2 cup crushed pineapple that's been drained, and omit the vanilla extract.
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