Banana Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt plus a pinch
1 cup mashed ripe bananas - (abt 2 large)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract plus
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter - (3 sticks) room temperature
cups sugar
2 lrg eggs
2 ounces pkt cream cheese - (8 ea) room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 lrg bananas peeled, sliced

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter three 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides; dust pans with flour.
2
Combine cake flour, baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Mix mashed bananas, buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla in another medium bowl.
3
Using electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter and sugar in large bowl until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating to blend after each addition. Add dry ingredients alternately with banana mixture in 3 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients and beating just until blended after each addition. Divide batter equally among prepared pans.
4
Bake cakes until tops are just beginning to color and tester inserted into center comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 20 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on racks 10 minutes. Using small knife, cut around cakes to loosen; turn cakes out onto racks and cool completely.
5
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in remaining 1 tablespoon vanilla and pinch of salt. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Cover and refrigerate frosting until firm enough to spread, about 15 minutes.
6
Place 1 cake layer on platter. Spread 1/2 cup frosting over top. Place half of sliced bananas evenly over frosting, leaving 1/4-inch border at edge. Place second cake layer on work surface. Spread 1/4 cup frosting over top. Place cake layer, frosting-side down, atop bananas. Spread 1/2 cup frosting over top. Place remaining half of sliced bananas evenly over frosting, leaving 1/4-inch border at edge. Place third cake layer on work surface. Spread 1/4 cup frosting over top. Place cake layer, frosting-sid
7
This recipe yields 8 to 10 servings.

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Yield:

8.0 servings

Added:

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:48am

Creator:

Anonymous

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