Thursday, January 28, 2016

Me-Maw's Banana Cake

It seems more times then not I have bananas that have become over rip. I usually make banana bread but my favorite thing to make is my Me-maw's banana cake. It is so yummy and every time I make it I think of her. She was amazing and I miss her so much!
Here are the ingredients that you will need. 2/3 cup butter (softened), 1 2/3 cups sugar, 1 1/4 cups bananas (I usually throw in about 4 bananas I never measure them), 2 eggs, and 2/3 cup of buttermilk. I rarely have buttermilk on hand so all you need to do to make buttermilk is put 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar in the measuring cup and fill the rest with milk. Let it it sit for about 2 minutes and you will have buttermilk, super easy. Beat all of those ingredients together until fluffy.
Then add the bananas mix well. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon soda and a 2/3 cup of nuts (nuts are optional). Mix everything together until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.

When there is 10 minutes left on the baking time for the cake you will need to start the frosting. You need to do this in a sauce pan. Melt 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup milk. Bring it to a boil for 1 minute then take it off the heat.

Using a hand mixer beat in 3 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and after everything is mixed together pour over the warm cake.
Let the cake cool pour yourself a cup of coffee and dig in to Me-maw's banana cake! Yum-O! Enjoy!

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