Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

By: Michaela Brown



2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour

1 ¼ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 c. mashed very ripe bananas (2 large)

1 c. buttermilk, room temperature

2/3 c. shorting

1 ½ c, sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla extract


1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened

½ c. light corn syrup

½ c. creamy peanut butter

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

  In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, combine bananas and the buttermilk; set aside.

Step 3

Cream together shortening and sugar in large mixer bowl, beating until light and fluffy.

Step 4

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until well blended.

Step 5
Spread evenly in a greased and floured 9x13inch-baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack.
Step 6

To make icing, mix together cream cheese and corn syrup in small mixer bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter; meat until well blended. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate cake until serving time.