Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paula Deen's Banana Spice Cake w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

Wow. All I can say is wow. Amazing.
This cake was so moist and the banana/peanut butter combination is never a bad idea.
I highly recommend this recipe. Sure to be a frequent request in this house from now on.

This recipe is in Paula Deen's, The Deen Family Cookbook.

Frosting:   3 cups sugar         

my frosting

2 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cake: 4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
pinch of ground cloves
1 3/4 cups sugar

2 1/4 sticks of butter, softened
4 large ripe, peeled, and mashed bananas

my cakes, freshly baked

1/4 cup sour cream
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped peanuts, for garnish, optional,

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. To make the frosting, cream together the sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add the cream, honey, and vanilla and continue to cream until smooth. Cover and chill until needed.

2. To make the cake, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter. Then add the bananas, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla, and continue beating until well combined.

3. Fold in the flour mixture. Divide the better between the prepared pans. Bake until the cakes are golden brown and a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. 30 to 40 mins. Allow cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then turn them out and finish cooking on a wire rack.

4. Split each layer in half to make 4 layers. Fill and frost the cake layers, sprinkling 1/2 cup of the peanuts between layers. Top the cake with the remaining peanuts. ( I left this part out )

already got my piece :-)

what do you think?? Its so good, try it and reply back. :-)
Try a recipe and give me your feedback on it. Please?!?  Much love *Kelly

1 comment:

  1. i made this about a year ago and love it. I am going to try the frosting on chocolate cupcakes


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