Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Quite frankly there was a good chance of me turning into a banana over the weekend. I was armed with a bushel of them and with Indigo at my side we created some great stuff.
First off this is a super great, yah I said super great…cake. For Indigo’s birthday I want to have a few different flavors of cupcakes and this will for sure be flavor number one. I will be working on the other flavors throughout the next 2 months; I want to be the baker for her 2nd birthday and for every other time that requires a sugar concoction.
Delightfully borrowed from: http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2009/06/banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/
For the Cake:
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
For the Frosting
1 bar (8 oz) cream cheese, soft
1 stick butter, soft
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350, and grease two 9 inch cake pans. Mash your bananas; then pour your buttermilk into the bananas and mix well. Set this bowl aside.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl cream the butter and sugar until well mixed. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla; make sure it is all binded well.
The last step is to combine your wet & dry ingredients together. Once mixed divide the batter into your baking pans, bake for 35-40 minutes.
Now you can make your icing which is as easy as creaming your cream cheese with you butter, then slowly mixing in your powdered sugar.
Once the cakes are cooled make sure to put a big fat layer of icing down the center…and don’t forget the 4 piece parchment liner below your cake – you never have to worry about icing incidents with this. Basically it is 4 slivers of parchment below the bottom layer that you remove after you ice the sides.
The last steps are pretty easy – Remove plate from cabinet, cut cake piece, frantically search for a fork, take a bite….exhale.