Saturday, July 19, 2008


I've been on a baking kick lately..... if I am invited almost ANYWHERE, I want to bring some kind of sheet cake-ish offering. With this in mind, I thought I would post a few of my latest offerings.

I don't know what I am thinking when I buy the HUGE bag of bananas from C*stco. I have been reassured that when Tate is here, I will never have over ripe left over bananas. Until that special time, here is a way to use the left over bananas I have on hand.

1 /2 cup butter
1 1 /3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 /2 tsp salt
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 ripe mashed bananas
3 /4 cup buttermilk
1 4 cup regular milk

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. In another bowl shift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding dry and wet ingredients into butter/ sugar mixture. Beat until smooth then add bananas last. Place in a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool and frost with sour cream frosting.
I do not have a recipe for sour cream frosting other than I take some (1 /2 square) butter and a large dollop (guessing 1 cup) sour cream. I put some powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla and beat adding powdered sugar until it is a good consistency. Spread on cake and refrigerate until you enjoy.


Jennie said...

Mmmm. That looks divine. Want to come visit and bring me some? I don't buy bananas anymore cause my kids don't eat them fast enough. Maybe I should buy them and make this recipe.

Julie said...

Looks delicious.

Joannah said...

That sounds amazing!

M3 said...

Uh oh, I'd better stock up on bananas, because I know two little girls who are going to be begging you to help them make that cake... :-)

Kayce said...

Yummmmm! I just happen to have bananas that need to be made into a cake! And with my current mood, I could use some focus on banana cake instead of adoption. Thanks!

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Cindy and Co. said...

Ohhh. I am going to have to hide some bananas so I can make this..

Shannon said...

Ohhh, you have some lovely dessert recipes.

Donna said...

Well, I'm not a big banana person, but I'd lick that frosting right off!

Donna & Joe said...

Yum, thanks for the recipe...seems I'm always throwing out the last over-ripe banana!

Donna :)

Catherine said...

Mmmm...that looks divine! Have fun baking up a storm with the girlies next week! They rock at backing and are amazing at how much they do to help out. Not long now...yay!!!

Going to bookmark this one for future enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

Looks delish - is there a way to reduce the fat and make it more healthy without sacrificing the taste? Has anyone tried substituting applesaue or something similar for the butter? Does it really work without affecting the taste?

Alyson & Ford said...

Oh gee, I love to cook but I'm not so good a baking. I do very poorly on the measurement thing... However, I'm thinking banana. Frosting. Lots of frosting.
Excuse me, I'm needing to preheat the oven :)