Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
|Sweet butter||1⁄2 Pound (2 Sticks)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Mashed ripe bananas||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Unbleached all purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2⁄3 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Cream cheese frosting||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
|Firm ripe bananas||2 Medium, sliced|
|Shelled chopped walnuts||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
Grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add mashed bananas, mixing thoroughly.
Sift dry ingredients and add to butter and egg mixture.
Stir until flour has been incorporated completely.
Add buttermilk and vanilla.
Mix for 1 minute.
Pour batter into the prepared pans.
Set on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in pans on a rack for 10 minutes.
Unmold and cool on rack for 2 hours.
When cooled, place one layer on a serving plate and frost with Cream-Cheese Frosting.
Arrange slices of banana over frosting; cover with second layer and frost top and sides of cake.
Cover sides of cake with chopped nuts, holding nuts in palm and pressing firmly to sides of cake.
Dust top of cake with confectioners' sugar.