Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    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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