Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

DSC_0253That up there is a banana cake with whipped peanut butter frosting.

I actually call it crack frosting, because it’s so incredibly delicious. You’ll want to put it on thick and then put your face in the bowl to lick all the extra bits up. I’m not kidding when I say that this stuff is addictive. It was fantastic on this cake, but you should try it on brownies.

No, really. You should.

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Banana Cake

2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1 stick soft butter
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
4 very ripe bananas
Vegetable oil spray
Cinnamon sugar

Prepare a cake pan by greasing it and then dusting it with cinnamon sugar. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and mashed bananas.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, then pour into the pan. Bake for 60 minutes. Turn out onto a rack and let cool completely before frosting.

This is a rich, dense, not-too-sweet cake with great banana flavor.

DSC_0254The Best Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting EVER

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 stick soft butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
Milk or cream

This is so easy. Just whip together a cup of smooth peanut butter and a stick of room-temperature butter. Use real butter, not margarine. Think about what happens when you whip cream (magic) vs. whipping vegetable oil (not much of anything). Mix with a hand mixer for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Blend in the confectioners sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until it’s all incorporated. I stir each 1/2 cup in before blending to avoid creating a snow storm in my kitchen. At this stage, the frosting will be thick, almost like a dough. Blend in milk or cream 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the frosting is light and whipped and spreadable. I added about 3 Tablespoons to the frosting in the pictures above.

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