Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


For the Cake

1 ½ cups very ripe bananas, mashed

2 tsp lemon juice

3 cups all purpose flour

1 ½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp , fine sea salt

¾ cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups buttermilk

For the Frosting

Double this recipe if you like lots of frosting

One 8 OZ. package cream cheese, softened.

½ cup butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

3 ½ cups confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 275

Grease and flour 9" x 13" pan or 10" round pan

Mash bananas with lemon juice, set aside.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt together.

In another bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Mix in vanilla.

Mix in flour mixture a bit at a time alternating with the buttermilk.

Stir in banana mixture.

Pour batter into pan and bake for about 1 hour, then test with toothpick, when inserted in center of cake toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 30 minutes. (makes cake very moist)

After 30 minutes remove from freezer, frost with cream cheese frosting.

Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.

For the Frosting

Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth.

Add vanilla.

Add icing sugar, combine, then beat on high speed until frosting is smooth.

Spread on cooled cake. Enjoy!
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