Famous Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting



Famous Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

This cake is outstanding!  This recipe came from an old Iowa cookbook.  I have been making it for years.

  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together the sugar and butter.  When mixture is light and fluffy, add the eggs and continue beating until smooth.  Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk and stir into batter.  Add bananas, cake flour, and vanilla.  Mix well and pour into two greased and floured 8-inch pans or one 9 x 13-inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.   Frost cake with Brown Sugar Frosting.

Makes about 12 – 15 servings.

Brown Sugar  Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of salt

Heat brown sugar, butter, and cream together over low heat, stirring, until well blended and sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients, using enough powdered sugar to make it spreading consistency.  When smooth and creamy, frost the cake.

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