Thursday, June 28, 2012

Frosted Banana Snack Cake

For some reason at the end of the week
I always seem to have a few bananas that are overripe
and need using up so I am always on the lookout for
recipes that use bananas.
I like this moist cake but the frosting is what makes is super yummy.
This recipe is from the Pillsbury Complete Book of Baking.

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup mashed, ripe banana
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

2 cups icing sugar
1 (3-oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp margarine or butter, softened
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350F.  Grease and flour 8 or 9-inch square pan.
In large bowl, beat sugar and 1/3 cup margarine until light and fluffy.
Add bananas, buttermilk, vanilla and egg; mix well.
Add remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well.
Stir in nuts.
Spread batter in greased and floured pan.

Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes
or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely.

In medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients;
beat until smooth and creamy.
Spread over cooled cake.
Store in refrigerator.
Yield:  9 servings.
(Note:  I usually double this recipe and use a 9x13-pan)

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. This looks yummy! A delicious recipe using those ripe bananas which is so common in our household. I like the cream cheese frosting on top:)Have to give this a try.Thanks for the recipe:) I loved your Canada Day table setting in your previous post. Such a simple and elegant tablesetting! Loved that pretty maple leaf cutwork tablecloth and beautiful use of red and white china. Thanks for sharing and for your sweet note. I appreciate your visit. Have a lovely day!~Poppy

  2. This looks good and I bet it is so moist. Will have to make one next time we have bananas that are a little ripe.

  3. Your cake looks so good. I have a few overripe bananas so I found your recipe at the perfect time. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  4. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!

  5. This recipe looks so good. I'll have to try it!


  6. Sounds amaazing! Looks good too.


  7. That frosting does sound wonderful! Great cake idea thanks!

  8. Sounds very tasty...and easy to make, too! That's the perfect combination for me!!! :-)

  9. I have a few banana that just might be calling out to me Saturday morning! I'll have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Mmmm. That looks and sounds really yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Wow, this looks too yummy!! Thanks for the recipe, I am totally going to try it! Thank you for your lovely visit and for the comment you left me.

  12. Allana ...crazy for your Maple Leaf table cloth! so Canadian eh'!
    Your recipe looks yummy ...Thanks for sharing!

  13. That looks delicious and easy. I'm all for easy recipes. hahhaha.

  14. Oh, yum! I really hate to waste food, and bananas are one thing that seem to go fast once they start. Will certainly want to try this! Thanks for sharing and for visiting me and commenting. ~Zuni

  15. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! Hope you enjoy it :)

  16. This looks so yummy I have to make it!!! I am loving your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    A new follower!

    1. Thanks Alyssa and I'm so glad you have joined :)

  17. This looks delicious! Whenever I have ripe bananas, I make banana bread. I should really get more creative..

    1. Cathleen, Banana Bread is a staple at our house too :)

  18. Oh my goodness, can I have ALL of this please??

  19. This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link .
    PS I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch


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