Meatless Monday Banana Cake

One of my husbands favorites!

What You Need
    * Cake:
     2 cups  all-purpose flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
     4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
     2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    4 large ripe bananas
     1/4 cup milk
    * Frosting:
     4 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
     1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
     2 Tbsp chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
      8 inch baking pan
      Non stick cooking spray
     Potato masher
     Large mixing bowl
     2 Medium mixing bowls
     Wire cooling rack
     Electric mixer

Before You Start: Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking pan with cooking spray.

Let’s Make It: Combine  flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl combine butter, oil and sugar and mix well using an electric mixer. Beat in eggs and egg white, then vanilla.  In a separate bowl using a fork or potato masher, mash bananas with milk. Stir half of dry ingredients into butter mixture, then stir in banana mixture. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack. Make frosting- With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Reduce speed and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread cake with frosting and sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.
Serves 12


joanny said...

This looks delicious and easy to make, funny though I never had meat in a banana cake come to think of it, but glad this one doesn't have any meat in it.


Ms. A said...

Yum! That and a cup of coffee would be awesome.

Thisisme. said...

Certainly looks delicious, and easy. (I can only do "easy". LOL!). Thanks for sharing it with us. I agree, a slice of that cake and a cappuccino would go down very nicely just now.

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welcome to my world of poetry said...

This really looks delicious, hope there are not too many calories, but will certainly give it a try,


Odie Langley said...

I am with Thisisme in that it has to be easy for me. I love to cook but I don't like complicated. Thanks Katie & have a wonderful week.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have gotten in to the bad habbit of using a box mix when it is so much healthier and not that much harder to make it from scratch! I will have to try this. Have a great week.

Siv Maria said...

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Bossy Betty said...




James said...

Food of the Gods!

Donnie said...

That looks so delicious and good way to use up the bananas.

Brandi said...

Oh Katherine, I did not need to see this! I love Banana Cake! Every now and then I treat myself to Sara Lee's version. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Mina said...

Oh Katherine, I have drooled on the keyboard! That looks so delicious.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh my ... I'm so glad I dropped by. This sounds delicious!

Dr.Sameena Prathap

wow...amzing banana cake...Love baking...:)


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

This looks so moist and tasty. Bon weekend!