Thursday, April 21, 2011

Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Delicious, moist banana cake topped with a creamy, sweet vanilla bean frosting. PERFECT!

Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Recipe from ButterYum

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 mashed super ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or equal amount of pure vanilla extract)
1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar

To make cake (easily mixed by hand):
Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below). Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and 2 tablespoons softened butter. Add mashed bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting:
Cream butter and confectioner's sugar together until smooth. Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated. Spread on cooled cake.

Note - Bake at 350F if using a glass pan. Recipe doubles well (9x13 pan).


drocasanova said...

I like all things with sour cream Cristine. Your Banana Cake with Vanilla bean Frosting is a new thing in my list. Just make me look forward some of my milk to sour. Thanks for sharing.

Flourchild said...

This looks and sounds so good! I love banana cake!

The McBride Family said...

And no NUTS!!! YUM!! That looks great! :)

teresa said...

oh yummy! i love the vanilla bean in there, delicious!

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