Monday, February 22, 2010

Banana Cake

Whaddya do with those brown-spotted bananas, beside make banana bread? Make banana cake, of course.

1 box white or yellow cake mix
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1 c. mashed VERY RIPE bananas (about 3 med bananas)
1 c. sour cream

Add baking soda to mix and stir with fork. Add remaining ingredients. Mix on LOW until combined and then on HIGH until most of the banana lumps are smooth. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 12 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

*For cupcakes or mini-bundts, reduce baking time to about 15-20 min, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

If desired, frost cooled cake with {Cream Cheese Frosting}

Hint: To drizzle cream cheese frosting over cakes as pictured above, heating frosting in microwave for 20 seconds, stir well with knife and heat another 20 seconds if needed. Should make a glaze and then you can use the knife to drizzle over tops of cakes.

Can also dust with powdered sugar.
Drizzle with warmed chocolate frosting for a "banana-chocolate pop" flavor.
Try adding 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Could also add 1/2 C chopped nuts if desired.

Best Ever Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 C) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all together and beat on HIGH until smooth and creamy.