This easy caramel icing recipe & simple banana cake recipe make an irresistible pair that your family will love. Seriously, don’t expect leftovers! 🙂
Simple Banana Cake Recipe With Bonus Easy Caramel Icing Recipe
Was your grandmother (or maybe your mother) the type to always have a freshly prepared dessert to dish up after dinner? Mine was, and honestly, where did she find the time? There are plenty of days when I can barely get dinner on the table let alone something sweet to finish the meal off. However, when I can find a few minutes to spare, I do like to surprise my family with a special sweet treat now and again… like this simple banana cake recipe.
This easy banana cake recipe is the perfect lightweight spring or summer dessert option. It goes perfectly with freshly brewed coffee and is made even better by the addition of the easy caramel icing recipe included in this article.
This crumb-licking-good, moist banana cake recipe is a great option for the busy chef. The most complicated thing about it is “making” sour milk (combining milk and vinegar). Plus, this simple banana cake recipe is a great way to use up those bananas you keep forgetting about… yeah, those really ripe ones nearly hidden behind the coffeemaker.
If you aren’t sure how to make banana cake, no worries. It really isn’t that hard. Even the easy caramel icing recipe can be tackled in just a few minutes.
However, I don’t just like this simple banana cake recipe and easy caramel icing recipe because its quick and uncomplicated. On top of being simple, these recipes are delicious and the moist banana cake recipe isn’t too sweet. If you’ve got a raging sweet tooth, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this easy caramel icing recipe but if you’re more of a savory palette (or maybe just trying to watch those calories) the simple banana cake recipe will probably hit the spot just fine.
If you’re trying to impress your mother and grandmother with you ability to serve up a full meal, this easy banana cake recipe and easy caramel icing recipe should definitely be on your list. 😉
BANANA CAKE INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 softened butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sour milk*
2 ripe bananas
*Sour milk – mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Let stand 10-15 minutes.
CARAMEL ICING INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
SIMPLE BANANA CAKE RECIPE DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with butter.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and shortening until creamy.
3. Mix in sugar and eggs.
4. Mix in flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
5. Mix in sour milk and vanilla extract.
Note: You make sour milk for this simple banana cake recipe by combining one cup of milk with one tablespoon vinegar. Allow the mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes before using in this recipe.
6. Mix in ripe bananas.
7. Pour cake batter into the baking pan
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes
9. Remove and let cool.
EASY CARMEL ICING RECIPE
If you want to make this moist banana cake recipe even yummier, top it with this easy caramel icing recipe! 🙂
1. Combine butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan.
2. Heat over medium heat until bubbly, stirring constantly.
3. Slowly mix in milk and bring to a boil again.
4. Cool for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
5. Remove from heat and let cool.
6. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time until creamy.
7. Pour icing over banana cake and spread evenly.
Note: Make sure the cake is cool first!
8. Enjoy this simple banana cake recipe and easy caramel icing recipe!
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