My darling husband likes to only eat bananas on weekdays so usually by the weekend i have some pretty ripe bananas. I’ve tried making Banana Bread, Banana Muffn, Banana and Blackberry Bread, Caramel Banana Cupcakes and even Banana Cookies which for some reason he doesn’t like Banana in anything other than maybe smoothies. I’ve been reading Lovin’ the Oven‘s blog the last day or so and i came across a Banana Cake with Cream Cheese frosting which looks really delicious and thought that maybe i should give it a try. So around 830 last night (i tend to crave baking at the weirdest hours), i set everything up and crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Anyways the cake tasted just like Banana Bread and it came out pretty moist and the frosting was delicious!
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp veg oil
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and flour two 8inch round cake pans.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
Cream together the butter and the sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well in between each addition. Add bananas, vanilla extract, yogurt and oil; mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and frost cake.