Banana Snack Cake

Banana Snack CakeRecipe
Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Garnish this fun cake with glossy roasted bananas for a chic, modern spin, or simply gild it with the cream cheese frosting.

Yield:

Makes 32 servings
Total time: 2 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup chopped toasted pecans, divided

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add both sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add mashed bananas and vanilla, and beat at low speed just until combined.

2. Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Spread batter in a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour).

4. Spread cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with Glazed Banana Slices, if desired. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans.