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Banana Cake With Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

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“Moist and dense and no nuts! This is always my husband's birthday cake. (And great for breakfast too! But you didn't hear me say that.)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour two 8" round pans.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together flour, soda, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  6. Mix in bananas*.
  7. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture.
  8. Pour into cake pans.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. While the cake is baking, make frosting: beat butter and cream cheese until smooth, then add powdered sugar and Bourbon- if the amount of booze scares you, add less, or use bourbon flavoring.
  11. *Wefreeze overripe bananas- when it's time to use them, we place them in a cup of hot water for just a few minutes, and they slide right out of their peel.
  12. Once the cakes cool, frost them- the cake (stacked) is pretty heavy and dense, so don't expect a tall fluffy cake.
  13. Stays moist for days if covered properly.

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