Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why Make Banana Bread when you can have CAKE!

Truly an incredible moist cake.  One piece is NOT enough!  Please see the added variations at bottom of cake recipe.  You will WANT to try it!  You may even want to use Caramel Frosting instead of the Chocolate.  ENJOY!!!!!
Banana Cake 
2-1/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
2 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup unsalted butter softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Grease & Flour 2 8 or 9 inch pans or one 9x13.
Sift dry ingredients together.
In small bowl stir together sour cream and banana.
In large bowl of electric mixer beat together the butter, sugar and eggs for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Stir flour mixture alternately with the banana mixture into the butter mixture beating after each addition until batter is smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and smooth top with spatula.
Bake in preheated 350 oven for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Top with frosting.
Added Fun:
          Stir into batter  one cup milk chocolate morsels - Ghiradelli!
          Add one cup chopped walnuts or pecans.

Chocolate Fudge Icing:
Bring to simmer:
1 stick butter
6 TB  milk
4 TB cocoa powder
Add and stir until smooth:
1 pound powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 tsp vanilla
Beat with mixer until spreading consistency.

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