BANANA-NUT CAKE WITH PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

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25 min Prep
2 hr 25 min Total
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24 Servings

Banana and peanut butter come together in a homemade cake that feeds a crowd.


Ingredient List
    Cake
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 1/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 1/2 medium)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 eggs
    Frosting
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 cups powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 1 (13x9-inch) pan or 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
  2. Bake 13x9-inch pan 45 to 50 minutes, round cake pans 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool round cakes 10 minutes before removing from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. In medium bowl, beat peanut butter and powdered sugar with spoon or electric mixer on low speed until blended. Add vanilla and 1/4 cup milk; beat until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Frost 13x9-inch cake, or fill and frost round cake layers with frosting.
Tips
  • To make your own buttermilk, pour 2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar into a liquid measuring cup and add enough milk to equal 2/3 cup. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
  • The flavors of buttermilk and peanut butter combine to make this a very kid-friendly cake.