Mary's Best-Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

“Trust me when I tell you this is one of the best banana cakes you will ever eat! One of my good friends shared this fantastic recipe with me many years ago-I hope you love the cake as much I do. (Note: To quickly ripen bananas, place in a brown paper grocery sack and tightly close top of sack. Check bananas periodically and remove from the bag when peels have turned completely black).”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
9-12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease with vegetable shortening, the sides and bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine both types of sugar.
  4. Add the oil and mix well.
  5. Add the beaten eggs, mashed banana, and milk; mix well.
  6. In another medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine with a wire whisk, the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  7. Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the banana mixture, mixing after each flour addition just until incorporated.
  8. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract as the last ingredient to be added to the batter; mix well.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Place cake on a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting, if desired.
  12. Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions: In a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and butter together. Add the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, beating until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled banana cake.

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