Banana Cake


This weekend I had a few bananas on my counter that were in dreadful condition, the temperature outside had dropped and it created the perfect opportunity to do some baking. I combined a few different banana recipes that I found online to create these delicious banana cake bars – trust me you won’t be able to just eat one!
Banana Cake
Ingredients
Cake:
½ cup (one stick) butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup overly ripe bananas smashed

Frosting:
1 package cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

Directions
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
4. Stir in bananas.
5. Spread into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
7. Allow to cool.
8. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla.
9. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until you achieve the consistency you like.
10. Frost cooled bars and store in the refrigerator.

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