Monday, April 18, 2011

Frosted Banana Cake

I'm taking a short break from cupcakes real quick...although I do think these would make some fabulous cupcakes...that's now on my to-do list!!  This was the cake we had for Rhett's 4th birthday party.  When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted his first response was a bear badge cake (big brother just earned his bear badge in cub scouts), so I asked him if there was another kind of cake that he would like and he told me a banana cake.  So here it is!

It was delicious!!  The only one of the kids that didn't like it was Caleb and that's because he's not so fond of cream cheese, so he ate the cake and not the frosting!  I loved the frosting.  It's kindof a no-bake cheesecake type of frosting that went superbly with the moist banana cake!!

Frosted Banana Cake
(see how I piled the frosting on...YUMMY!)
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½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (I used about three ripe bananas)
Frosting (recipe below!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream


In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Set aside. In another medium bowl, beat whipped cream until stiff peaks form.  Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Frost cake!
Just had to throw in this cute picture of the birthday boy!!  Still can't believe he's 4!!
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