Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 mashed (over ripe) bananas (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extact
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 block (4 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter , softened
  • up to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped , toasted walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sugar, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, mashed banana and vanilla in a large bowl. ?In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Gradually mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until well combined and smooth.?Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake at 375*F for about 30 minutes (check after 25 minutes). Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no wet batter.?Cool (in pan) on wire rack.
  2. Make the frosting:
  3. ?In the bowl of an electric mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, then add vanilla. Add milk or cream, if needed to thin frosting for easy spreading.?Spread frosting onto cooled cake (make sure the cake is cool, or the frosti
  4. ng will melt).? Top cake with chopped, toasted nuts, if desired.