I recently tried out a recipe that I found on the recipe blog Amanda’s Cookin’. It’s a luscious Banana Cream Cake. And it was oh so good!
I love banana nut bread and this was a close comparison. It tastes a lot like banana bread but the icing gives it some kick. Overall, it’s a nice and easy cake recipe for a crowd satisfying cake.
The method for making the brown butter icing was something I’d never tried before. The recipe requires browning the butter stove top before adding it to the other ingredients.
I was a little nervous that I would burn the butter but the process went smoothly. I made my icing a little thicker that hers.
She used it as a glaze over the entire cake, I used my thicker version as more of an icing on top. The taste I’m sure is about the same.
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 & 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 & 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 2 cups flour
- 1 & 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 oz sour cream
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in vanilla. Add bananas and mix well.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
- Add sour cream, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts.
- Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch bundt pan.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Place a piece of waxed paper under the wire rack before adding the glaze.
- In a medium bowl, add powdered sugar.
- Place butter in a small saucepan. Melt butter over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from heat and pour butter into the bowl of powdered sugar.
- Add milk and vanilla, stir until smooth.
- Pour over the top of the cake. Use a spatula to help smooth it out.
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