Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

   I don't think I've made so many sweets and treats in my life, than over the past week. We celebrated my hubbys birthday 4 days after my babys, so there's been ridiculous amounts of sugar running through our family's bloodstream.

   It's been good and bad, all at the same time. Good for my taste buds....  bad for my thighs. Good for the smiles on my birthday boys faces....  bad that my kids have been on a sugar high for a week. Emma was running so fast in our hallway the other night, she ate the wall. Literally. She had paint in her mouth, and a nice little bump on her chin to prove it. : /

  I've had a pile of bananas sitting on my counter for a week. Who's going to eat a nice, healthy banana when you've got mounds of cake in the fridge!? I thought I better make one last treat with them...  ya know, so they did'nt go to waste ;)

  So banana cake it was. It was moist, delicious and divine. I would serve this for a dessert or even for a brunch. When you taste it, you might even eat it for breakfast. It's that good!

Banana Cake

1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups ripe bananas, mashed (3 or 4 bananas)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:  Heat oven to 375 degrees (350 degrees, if using a dark pan) Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan.

Beat first 4 ingredients until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla for one minute. Add dry ingredients and blend one minute. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 20-24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and then frost with browned butter frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS:  Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat past the melting point until it's boiling, and a delicate brown. Remove from heat and immediately add remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Pour and spread over cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe source: The Girl Who Ate Everything


Mandy said...

Oh, Emma! That is sad but funny that she really ate the wall:) I got some bananas waiting to be used as well, so I better get going on this cake! Yum!

Aimee said...

Paint in her mouth. Poor Emma! This cake looks lovely!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

Ridiculous amounts of sweets can be easily dealt with in my house, especially when there is brown butter involved. This is a brilliant combination!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

This looks so light and fluffy! And it's definitely a breakfast cake - anything with fruit counts as breakfast around here. ;)

Jocelyn said...

Awe poor baby girl!!! Sugar does give you that crazy rush that makes you want to run up and down hallways screaming at the top of your lungs...not that my kids have ever done that:-)

Maybe not so good for the thighs, but oh so good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and another piece for breakfast!!! I love banana cake very very much:-)

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh - next time I have brown bananas, this is what I am making. Sounds so yummy.

4littlefergusons said...

YUM! The use of Bananas MUST make this healthy, right?! lol :)
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beti said...

I can't stop looking at your pictures! I'm really hungry right now

Anonymous said...

Made this today and was a huge hit! Love your blog! Thank you!!!

Joanne said...

Once you get on that sugar train it's really hard to get off! And at that point...what harm is one more slice of cake going to do? The banana cake looks and sounds so delicious!

yummychunklet said...

Bookmarked! I'm making this cake this weekend!

carolinaheartstrings said...

This will be my new favorite cake. It looks fantastic Holly.

Val said...

This looks to light, moist and fluffy!!! I think I could eat the frosting with a spoon.

Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} said...

Aren't they good? Your pic looks way better than mine. I want to make everything on your blog by the way. Same taste in food, I guess?

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Poor girl! I can't believe she actually got paint in her mouth. This cake looks so good - I could bathe in browned butter. Um, is that TMI?

k said...

i made the cake last night and frosted it this morning. it kept tearing the top up...was the cake supposed to still be warm when frosting it? regardless, this is SO good! i am taking it to three different people because after i had a piece, i knew it'd be trouble in my kitchen if i didn't get it out of here! :) thanks so much!

summertime said...

I'm making this cake again right now for the second time in just a few weeks. Everyone loves it, what with the brown butter frosting and all, how could it not be loved!? Thanks for sharing it. Also just want to say that I found your blog through Pinterest and love it. I've tried a few other of your recipes (the sweet and sour chicken with fried rice, in particular) and they're all so good. Thank you for the time and effort you put into your blog for all of us out here to enjoy! You are the boss. :o) Peace and God's blessings to you and yours.