On my way to 100 recipes in 100 days. Here is recipe 5: Banana Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!
Because I am doing a challenge to make 365 new recipes in 365 days, I had to come up with something for my bananas. I usually make banana bread or muffins, but I was not about to miss a chance to try a new recipe.
Because I had a hard time finding a recipe for banana cake that did not have nuts, chocolate chips, or yellow cake mix, I had to make my own. It had snowed 8 inches and I was not about to go to the store for just a few things. Turns out, it isn’t to hard to use other cake recipes to fandangle your way to your own recipe.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 stick butter, softened (1/2 cup)
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 overly-ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
2. Add in eggs, whipping cream, bananas, ad vanilla. Mix just until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together the remaining ingredients. Slowly add to mixer while mixing on low. Mix just until combined. Scrape sides as needed.
4. Grease and flour two 8 inch square cake pans. Divide batter in to pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until done in center.
5. Let cakes cool in the pans for 15 minutes. Remove cakes carefully and invert them on to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before frosting. Cakes can be wrapped in foil and frozen for 6 weeks.
Carmel Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter, divided and softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
5 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar (more as needed)
1. Place 1/4 cup butter and all of the brown sugar in to a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat and stir constantly.
2. When the mixture begins to boil, turn off the burner and add the whipping cream and stir until blended. Voila! You have caramel. You didn’t know it was that easy, did you? Set aside to cool….wait, you better test it first. Don’t drip any on your chin. Ok, now let it cool.
3. Once the caramel is cool, set up your bowl and mixer.
4. Cream together the remaining 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese on medium high speed until smooth. Add the vanilla and stir until combined.
5. Gradually mix in the caramel sauce and the powder sugar alternately. Mix well. Add extra powder sugar as needed to achieve the thickness you like.
6. Spread 2/3 cup frosting between the cake layers and frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting.
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