I did not create this recipe, and I’m not sure where it came from, but it really is the Best Banana Cake Ever. It is a dense, moist cake that tastes like bananas and has cream cheese frosting. A sure hit with banana-lovers the world over. I believe it came from recipeczar.com which is now food.com.
Best Ever Banana Cake Recipe for Printing (PDF file that you can print out and store in your collection)
There are TWO SETS of ingredients: one for the cake and one for the cream cheese frosting, so make sure you take that into account when grocery shopping.
Also, this cake is a 3-bowl recipe. Don’t just start throwing everything into one bowl. If you use a stand-mixer, then use it for bowl 3. The cream cheese frosting will take another bowl, but if you use a stand mixer, you will want to rinse it out after the cake is poured and use it to make your frosting for a good, whipped frosting.
Turn your oven to 275. You will need a 9×13 pan or whatever other dimensional equality baking pans you want to use (2 9″ rounds, etc)
CAKE ONLY INGREDIENTS
1 ½ cups of mashed bananas (One banana equals a half-cup I think)
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
3 cups of flour (whole-wheat flour would work good in this cake, too, enhancing the natural blend of the flavors)
1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda (NOT BAKING POWDER)
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup of butter, softened (that is one and a half sticks of butter)
2 1/8 cup of sugar
3 large eggas
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 ½ cups of buttermilk (OR you can take regular milk, fill it up to 1 ¼ full then add a ¼ cup of either vinegar or lemon juice)
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS
½ cup of butter, soft (one stick)
8 oz cream cheese, soft
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ cups of powdered sugar
Bowl 1 mash bananas and mix them with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
Bowl 2 mix 3 cups of flour, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon salt
cream ¾ cup of butter and 2 1/8 cup of sugar until light
Beat in three eggs, one at a time
Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla
Stir in bowl 2 (flour mix) and also add the 1 ½ cup of buttermilk as you go. Stir in means to add it in small amounts to avoid clumping.
Finally, stir in bowl 1 (bananas)
Hide in your bedroom and lick the bowl. Yes, I know it has raw eggs in it, but I have licked hundreds of cookie dough/cake batter bowls in my 34 years and I am very healthy. A little chubby, but healthy.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Cream ½ cup of butter with 8 oz cream cheese
Beat in one teaspoon of vanilla
Stir in 3 ½ cups of powdered sugar (a little at a time to avoid clumps)
To avoid tearing the top of the cake, pour all of the icing into the center of the cake and then spread to the outside without allowing your spatula to touch the cake
Enjoy your cake by yourself or with others!