Our local Chamber of Commerce had a bake sale to raise funds for their scholarship fund. I took a Lemonade Pound Cake and also this Fresh Banana Cake. I live in a small community, but I am impressed at what a great Chamber we have and what good things they do.
FRESH BANANA CAKE
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 very ripe bananas (medium), mashed
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2-1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Dried banana chips for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan. (This can also be made into a bundt cake). In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla, bananas and the buttermilk until well combined. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture. Stir gently to combine. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes before turning out onto platter. Cool completely.
EASY CREAMY FROSTING
1/3 cup cold milk
1 package vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup butter, softened
3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Mix ingredients together until creamy. Spread on cooled cake. Sprinkle dried banana chips on top.