• Taylor Faircloth

The Best Dessert for the Holidays

It’s getting to the holidays and one of the keys to have the perfect holiday is a great dessert! What brings a family together more than food?! Especially when you have the best dessert recipe. The recipe I’m about to tell you is on food.com and has over 1,200 reviews with 5 stars!

Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ cups bananas, mashed, ripe

  2. 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  3. 3 cups flour

  4. 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  5. ¼ teaspoon salt

  1. ¾ cup butter, softened

  2. 2 1/8 cups sugar

  3. 3 large eggs

  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla

  5. 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk

  6. Chopped walnuts

Frosting:

  1. ½ cup butter, softened

  2. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  4. 3 ½ cups icing sugar

Directions:

  1. You can first watch the video on how to make it (the website to watch it is at the bottom)

  2. Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C).

  3. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan

  4. In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  6. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.

  7. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp. vanilla.

  8. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

  9. Stir in banana mixture.

  10. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  11. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist

  12. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth

  13. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla

  14. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth

  15. Spread on cooled cake

  16. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

For more information go to: http://www.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256

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