BANANA CAKE RECIPE

Certainly! Here’s a classic recipe for a moist and delicious banana cake:

Banana Cake Recipe:

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 2 to 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (to prevent bananas from browning)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare the Bananas:
    • In a small bowl, mash the ripe bananas with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Cream the Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Add the mashed bananas to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  7. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • While the cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  9. Frost the Cake:
    • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.
  10. Serve:
    • Slice and serve the delicious banana cake. Enjoy!

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding nuts or spices like cinnamon for extra flavor.

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