Sunday, July 8, 2007

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting

I had two good sized bananas that I needed to use up and thought some type of banana baked good would be the perfect way to use them up. I found the recipe on another food blog.

Banana Bars a la Ashleigh

1/2c. Butter, softened
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 c. ripe mashed bananas
1 container cream cheese frosting
peanut butter (I added this to the original recipe)

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease a 10x15 jelly roll pan (I used a 9X13 glass baking dish). In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in mashed bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Note: I used a different size pan so they took a little longer to cook. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting. Mix together the cream cheese frosting and peanut butter and frost.

These were great and I will probably make them again if I have left-over bananas sitting around.


DeborahSW said...

Dang it, I really need to try those banana bars, I keep seeing them everywhere! That's a great idea for the frosting too, I'll have to try that sometime. :)

Carrie said...

YUM! I made these with the cream cheese frosting, next time I will have to add peanut butter they sound great!

Renea said...

Wow, that looks amazing!