Banana Nut Cake With Cream Cheese FrostingFrom vino4dino 9 years ago
- Cake: shopping list
- butter, for greasing pans shopping list
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans shopping list
- 1 cup sugar shopping list
- 1 teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 3 eggs, beaten shopping list
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil shopping list
- 8 large ripe bananas, mashed shopping list
- 1 cup chopped pecans shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract shopping list
- Frosting: shopping list
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature shopping list
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature shopping list
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted shopping list
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract shopping list
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans shopping list
How to make it
- Butter and flour 3 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the eggs and oil and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened; do not beat. Stir in the banana, pecans, and vanilla. Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake for 23 to 28 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake layers in the pans for 10 minutes, and then turn them out onto a rack to cool completely. While the cake cools, make the frosting.
- In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese and butter. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the pecans, or reserve them to sprinkle over the frosted cake. Fill and frost the cake when it is completely cool.