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Potluck Banana Cake Recipe
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Potluck Banana Cake Recipe

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I found this recipe about 5 years ago and have been making it for family gatherings ever since. The coffee-flavored frosting complements the moist banana cake. —Kathy Hoffman, Topton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • COFFEE FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 344 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas and sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in milk; add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Spread over cake. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Potluck Banana Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p100

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 344 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Very delicious even with a canned cream cheese frosting since I had one that needed to be used."

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"I have made this cake since I came across this recipe in 2014 at least 6 times - wonderful wonderful cake and my 2 granddaughters (8&10) absolutely love it with the coffee icing. The flavor they love plus I think they feel grown up with coffee ::) b great recipe"

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Great cake! Frosting is yummy!"

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Very good but tasted like banana bread with frosting."

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"This is so good! I wasn't sure about the coffee frosting, but it is a good combination. Thanks for sharing!"

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