Photo: Linwaite
Yield
16 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 275°.

Step 2

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. .

Step 5

In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 6

Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.

Step 7

Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Step 8

Stir in banana mixture.

Step 9

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 10

Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.

Step 11

For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Step 12

Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Step 13

Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.

Step 14

Spread on cooled cake. 15 Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

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