Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

A traditional picnic favorite, this cake is sweetened with old-fashioned browned butter frosting.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
1
large ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1
cup water
3
eggs

Frosting

1/2
cup butter (do not use margarine)
4
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
to 5 tablespoons milk

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on box adding mashed banana with water and eggs. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden (butter will get foamy and bubble). Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 With electric mixer on low speed, beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on box adding mashed banana with water and eggs. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden (butter will get foamy and bubble). Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 With electric mixer on low speed, beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For the most banana flavor, use a fully ripe banana that has an abundance of tiny brown spots on the skin and no evidence of green.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
44g
44%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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