Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
My Mom used to make this instead of banana bread but She would add chocolate to the cream cheese frosting.
I made this cake even after reading the review with one star that said the cake had too much butter in it. I realized that whoever made this thought "shortening" meant butter.The recipe does not call for butter in the cake. If they would have used Crisco, the cake is perfect. I even added some nuts. Doesn't even need icing! Will make again!
I was worried how this would turn out after reading reviews, but we gave it a whirl. So glad we did! We all loved this recipe. We found it a delicious cake, not a brownie consistency. Frosting wasn't overly rich and complimented the cake. Lovely fresh banana taste came through. Had no issue with cake baking through (one reviewer mentioned middle was raw, maybe issue with their oven?) Would make again without hesitation.
I loved this! It's like a banana brownie! Not like a cake. I have made this several times for potlucks, everyone wants the recipe.
I had to create an account to write this review so I could save someone else the 3 hours to make and frost this awful cake. I had kept the recipe for quite a while and finally had the time and bananas to make it. First of all, it’s a LOT of butter in the cake and frosting. It makes the cake very very heavy in every sense of the word. I baked it for longer than suggested and got a toothpick to come out clean, but after cooling and frosting it, the center was just raw batter. Also, I halved the amount of sugar for the frosting and it still was enough to give a small village cavities. If this recipe didn’t take so long to make, I would just keep moving, but it really was a huge disappointment and waste of quite a lot of ingredients for an inedible mess.
I made this cake yesterday. It is already gone! This is a tasty cake! This is one of those recipes I will keep forever! I was wondering that the cake didn’t have the same spices or any spices, like banana bread? It doesn’t need it! With each individual piece I sliced bananas on top. It was the perfect finish. Also mine did take longer to cook. But turned out amazing!
Excellent cake, will definitely make again!
excellent perfect recipe for old bananas, easy too !
Happy to say that this turned out wonderfully. I used a bit less sugar in the cake and frosting and a bit more butter in the frosting as I like a bit more butter flavor, but otherwise, this was a winner! The combo of the baking powder, soda, and whipped egg whites lighten up the heavier bananas and give the cake a nice crumb and texture. Easy to make, too!
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