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Banana cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 35 minutes plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 12

Banana cake with coffee frosting

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsps instant coffee granules
  • 2 to 3 tbls milk

Method

  1. 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas and sour cream, beating well after each addition

  2. 2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  3. 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in milk; add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Spread over cake. Yield: 12-15 servings.

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