To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 mashed super ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or equal amount of pure vanilla extract)
1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
To make cake (easily mixed by hand):
Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below).  Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and 2 tablespoons softened butter.  Add mashed bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.  Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well.  Pour into greased pan.  Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before frosting.
To make frosting:
Cream butter and confectioner’s sugar together until smooth.  Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated.  Spread on cooled cake.
Note – Bake at 350F if using a glass pan.  Recipe doubles well (9×13 pan).
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6 Responses to To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

  1. CorkAndSpoon says:

    Ooooh, I love banana recipes! This one looks different from the usual and absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. kat says:

    That is amazing! I love banana flavored treats! What a great idea combing vanilla with banana! 🙂

  3. Joy says:

    I love banana stuff also and this does sound great. Thanks Nikki.

  4. Karen Joy says:

    I love banana cake.I have a recipe which is prob similar but I use cream cheese frosting.I am wondering about this icing recipe.1/4cup cream just sounds like a lot of liguid for 11/4 cup C sugar,I could be wrong.Someone let us know how it is if ya make it.

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