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Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 18

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
44g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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