Cook Time: 30 mins
I love this Banana Cake so much! The frosting alone is more than enough for me, let alone the cake itself. Try it now. Enjoy!
3 cups of sifted cake flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 Eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 bananas)
1 1/8 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup hot milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening (butter flavoured Crisco not recommended)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
To Make the Banana Cake:
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Step 2: In another mixing bowl, add the shortening, then slowly add the sugar while beating until creamy.
Step 3: Add in the bananas and eggs. Beat until well combined.
Step 4: Transfer the flour mixture into the bowl with the shortening mixture along with the vanilla and buttermilk.
Step 5: Apply cooking spray and sprinkle flour in two 9-inch layer pans.
Step 6: Transfer the mixture into the prepared pans and spread it evenly on the bottom.
Step 7: Place the pans inside the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Step 8: Remove the pans from the oven and let them sit at room temperature to cool.
To Make the Butter Cream Frosting:
Step 1: Place a saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to low.
Step 2: Add the milk and allow it to become hot.
Step 3: In a small mixing bowl, add the shortening and butter. Beat until creamy.
Step 4: Add in the sugar, vanilla, and cornstarch slowly and beat every addition.
Step 5: Transfer the hot milk into the sugar mixture and beat continuously until well mixed.
Step 6: Frost the cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!
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