Banana Cake (13x9)
October 07, 2018
"Please pay strict attention to instructions. When cake is done you have to IMMEDIATELY place in the freezer"
- FOR BUTTERCREAM ICING
- Serving Size: 1 (187.9 g)
- Calories 839.7
- Total Fat - 72.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 29.6 g
- Cholesterol - 121.7 mg
- Sodium - 300.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 49.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
- Sugars - 44.3 g
- Protein - 2.9 g
- Calcium - 55 mg
- Iron - 0.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
TO MAKE THE CAKE
Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 275˚F (NOTE THE TEMP IS LOWER THAN NORMAL)
Stir 1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice into milk; let stand while preparing other ingredients.
Mix the mashed banana and 2 tsp lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs – one at a time and add vanilla.
While mixing on low speed, add the cream mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the flour mixture.
Once the mixture is evenly combined add the banana mixture.
Pour into prepared cake pan.
Bake about 45 minutes (baking times vary depending on oven) until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
When cake is done, place IMMEDIATELY in the freezer for 45 minutes – this is what makes it really moist!
TO MAKE THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
Add cornstarch and salt to a small saucepan.
Whisk cream into cornstarch and salt.
Over medium heat, cook cream mixture, whisking occasionally – do not boil.
Once mixture has thickened, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, cream butter and icing sugar until blended.
When mixture is cool, slowly beat small amounts into butter mixture until completely mixed through.
Add vanilla; mix thoroughly.
If icing is too soft, chill slightly in the refrigerator then beat until it becomes a smooth, light spreading consistency.
Spread on the cooled cake and garnish with walnuts (optional).
Store in the refrigerator.
Before serving, let the cake stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes to allow the buttercream to soften and allow the cake to cut easily.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.