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November 12, 2013

Banana Cake

Typical me totally forgot I bought like six bananas last time I went grocery shopping (I should know better) with the intention to make smoothies but they just got super brown because I forgot about them. So naturally I dug into the banana bread archives of Pinterest but then had a flashback memory of banana CAKE.  I had the best banana cake of my life ever when I was studying overseas in Australia and have never attempted making it until now.  This recipe did not compare but it is still a roommates with the roomies.

I found the recipe on Martha Stewart, although she tops hers with a brown sugar crumble I wanted some very vanilla buttercream.
For the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed

For the icing:
- 1/2 butter, softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Blend in melted butter and 1/4 cup of milk.
In a separate bowl, combine the other 1/4 cup of milk with eggs and mix into flour mixture.  Add in the vanilla and mashed bananas, bake in greased 9x13 pan.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, until knife in center comes out clean.
To make the icing, beat the butter until light and fluffy, add in sugar slowly (you may need more than 2 cups) and vanilla until you get the flavour you want.
When cake has cooled, ice it and enjoy!

Have you guys ever had banana cake?  Share your recipes below, I'd love to try some more!!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious, I ALWAYS forget about my bananas.... & I can totally relate. I am also a University student in Canada, and I absoltuely love your blog! I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. All of the info is in my latest blog post! xo, Ash.