Monday, August 24, 2009

banana sour cream cake with cinnamon icing...

1/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 med)
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Add bananas and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with cinnamon icing.

2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk (plus a little to thin out)
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Thin with additional milk to get to drizzling consistency.

We have a tradition at our house of enjoying a "first day of school" cake every year. Just when I think my kids have forgotten about it (or don't care) I start getting asked what kind of cake it will be this year. I love it!
The sour cream in this recipe makes the cake so moist, and the icing just takes it over the top. This was like banana bread supreme!
The bonus for me was that I actually made a cake from scratch that didn't bubble over in my oven. Really, this is an accomplishment for me.


Maree said...

OOOoooohhhh, sounds so yummy!

diane said...

I am drooling over the cinnamon icing.

Malia said...

So I saw this cake this morning and thought, "Oh my gosh...that looks divine." Five minutes later John put a piece in front of me. THANK YOU!!!! It is amazing!! I love that food has the power to make me so happy. Ha ha. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

I love bundt cakes! Looks great.

Lisa R said...

I found your blog through our mutual friend Heather Sadleir.
I Loooooove this cake. I have now made it two times and have some ripe bananas that our dying to become this cake. The frosting is delicous! Thanks for sharing your recipes.