Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sour Cream Banana Cake with Caramel Icing

"This is one of my favorite cakes that my Mom makes.  The sweet caramel icing complements the banana cake perfectly!"
1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Add sour cream.  Stir in mashed bananas.  Spoon into a 13x9x2 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Allow to cool completely and frost with Caramel Icing (Recipe follows).
Caramel Icing:
1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated or canned milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar and canned milk to a boil.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool.  Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Ice cake.  
This recipe was featured on Gooseberry Patch's Blog.
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  1. I made this over the weekend and I can understand why it's your favorite cake. It was so delicious, best banana cake and the frosting sends it over the top! My cake looked just like the picture of yours!! Thanks for the great recipe, I will be making it again!

    1. That's so cool. I love when people make my family's recipes and they love them as much as I do! Thanks for sharing! I hope you try more of my recipes and that you enjoy them too!


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