Don't you love sheet cakes? They're so easy to make and are perfect for large gatherings.
Take this banana sheet cake . Like our banana bread it has wonderful banana flavor, but with a little more sweetness and a tangy cream cheese frosting.
One batch of this banana cake easily makes 30 servings, convenient for potlucks and tailgates.
This recipe comes from my friend Kelsey Fischer and her mom Janeen. It's is a family favorite of theirs.
I've made a few slight adjustments to the recipe by adding some lemon juice to the cream cheese frosting to give it more tang, and then added some vanilla to the banana cake batter.
My dad gives the cake a strong two thumbs up and declares it "a keeper." Enjoy!
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Banana Sheet Cake
Here's a tip, leave the cream cheese and butter for the frosting out while you make the banana cake, that way they will be softened by the time the cake is cooled and ready to frost. This banana cake is on the sweet side (it is a cake after all).
If you are trying to cut sugars, you may want to experiment dropping the sugar in the cake mixture by a half cup and cutting the amount of frosting in half.
For the cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 vanilla bean (scraped clean, outside discarded), or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large or 3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup full fat sour cream
For the frosting
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) .
Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
Whisk together the dry ingredients:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Beat together the butter, sugars, and eggs:
In a mixer, beat together butter and the sugars. Add eggs one at a time and beat.
Mix in the vanilla and bananas:
Add vanilla and bananas and beat until just mixed in.
Mix in the flour and sour cream:
Mix in half of the flour mixture, then the sour cream, then the other half of the flour mixture.
Spread the batter in baking pan:
Spread batter evenly in a greased 10x15-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes, or until nicely browned and the surface bounces back when you press it with your finger. Cool completely before frosting.
Make the frosting and frost the cake:
To make the frosting, mix all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer. If too stiff to spread, add a teaspoon or two of water.
Spread the frosting evenly over the cake and slice to serve.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|