Sunday, September 4, 2011

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Nut Cake makes me think of my Grannie Dockal, she always made these for family get togethers. The bananas and sour cream in this recipe makes this cake very moist. Make sure your bananas are very ripe. You may used any type of nuts you desire, I like pecans, walnuts are good also. This would make a great dessert for your Labor Day menu.

Ingredients needed:
4 small very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 pound butter, 1 stick
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ cup pecans, chopped

In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter.
Add eggs and bananas, stir well.
Add sour cream, stir well.
In another bowl, sift flour and baking soda and add to mixture.
Mix in 1 cup of pecans, use the ¼ cup for sprinkles on frosting.
Pour batter into greased tube cake pan, 2 round layer cake pans or 9-inch x13-inch pan.
Bake at 325 degree for about one hour.
Frost cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened

Add cream cheese and butter to large mixing bowl; beat with electric mixer on high speed until fluffy, about one minute.
Add Confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time beating until smooth, depending on consistency, may need to use more or less sugar.
Add vanilla and beat until mixed.
Makes about 2 2/3 cups.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, This is a delicious and comforting dessert. Nothing like a good cream cheese frosting too. Blessings, Catherine