This easy banana cake recipe is a great alternative to banana bread for using up those ripe bananas. You can serve it plain, or dress it up with whipped cream or icing.
To make soured milk, simply add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1/2 cup milk and let stand for 5 minutes before using.
We like our banana cake with lightly sweetened whipped and banana slices for extra banana flavor. Cream cheese frosting, chocolate and peanut butter are other classic combinations.
Sweetened Whipped Cream
Combine the whipping cream and vanilla in a bowl and whip until it starts to thicken. Add in the powdered sugar, and continue whipping until firm peaks form. Spread on the top of the cake and dot with banana slices.
Cream Cheese Frosting
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix until fluffy. Scape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure all the sugar is mixed in.
Peanut Butter Frosting
In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter for 60-90 seconds, until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla and mix well.
Gradually mix in the powdered sugar, mixing for 1-2 minutes until well blended.
Add heavy cream and mix for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
This recipe makes enough frosting to coat the entire 9 inch cake turned out on a platter.
For a chocolate/peanut butter/banana combination:
Cover the banana cake with peanut butter frosting, and then drizzles with chocolate sauce or sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
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