Banana Snack Cake

I always get a little down the day after Christmas, when we have to change our phone recordings from “Hi, this is Frosty and Noel, I’m baking cookies and Frosty’s at the mall,  when we get through, we’ll give you a calll” to just plan ole, “Hi, you have reached Randy and Trudy, please leave a message). It is just so boring. So to drown our sorrows, we thought a banana cake with cream cheese frosting would do the trick. We will sit and get our creative juices flowing for a new Janurary phone message. Hum…”Be a dear and leave your message, Happy New Year” nope, guess I need another piece of cake…

Taken from new Southern Living

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/3 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 med)

1 teas vanilla

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teas baking soda

1 teas cinnamon

1/4 teas ground nutmeg

1/4 teas salt

1 cup chopped toasted chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 15×10″ jelly-roll pan. Beat butter at medium speed 1-2 min until creamy. Gradually add both sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Add mashed bananas and vanilla. Beat at low speed just until blended.

Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Spread batter in the pan.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. (Test with inserted knife in center)

Cool completely before frosting.

1 stick butter, softened

1 8 oz softened cream cheese

4 cups powdered sugar

2 teas vanilla

Beat all ingredients together at low speed until well combined and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake.

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