BANANA CAKE WITH FUDGE FROSTING

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15 min Prep
1 hr 50 min Total
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15 Servings

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Homemade cake and frosting? It doesn't get any better!


Ingredient List
    Banana Cake
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)
    Fudge Frosting
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup milk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk until smooth. Stir in bananas. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa. Stir in milk, 1/4 cup butter and the corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoom vanilla with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Spread Fudge Frosting on cooled cake.
Tips
  • You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted cake and freeze up to 2 months.