I'm baaaaaack! Oh blogging, I missed you so! I didn't realize how much I love sharing recipes with you until I literally couldn't. I am happily back to blogging on a beautiful brand new MacBook Pro, which I am already in love with. It's so fast and a HUGE step up from the hand-me-down laptop I was using before.
Without further ado, I give you Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting. This cake is more than just another banana cake. The recipe comes from a cookbook complied by members of the church that my parents have faithfully attended since 1984. The title of this recipe in the Haven Cookbook is, "AJ's Secret Banana Cake". My dad was A.J.'s Sunday School teacher and they became buddies. AJ has made the cake for my Dad several times over the years, and my parents have bought his cake at Church Auctions. It is a very well known cake at Haven Church. People really go nuts over it. Or maybe just my family goes nuts over it, but regardless, it is one incredible banana cake. Otherwise I don't think it would be titled, "AJ's Secret Banana Cake", do you?? Since it was published in the church cook book, the secret is out, and now that the recipe is on my blog, is most definitely is out. But the world is a better place with this banana cake recipe being shared. This cake actually melts in your mouth. It's so moist and delicious. AJ frosts his cake with cream cheese or vanilla frosting, which is how I've had it before. I decided to get a little creative and frost it with peanut butter frosting because there really is no better combination than peanut butter and banana.
If AJ or his family reads this I would like them to know that my family is forever grateful for your banana cake. It truly is one of the best cakes I've ever had. The next time you are thinking of making banana bread, you must make this cake instead. It's a much better way to use your over ripe bananas.
AJ's Not So Secret Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Ingredients for the cake:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 to 2 cups mashed bananas
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and bananas together well. (I used my KitchenAid). Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to mix well. Pour into a greased and well floured 9X13 inch pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost as desired.
Ingredients for the Peanut Butter Frosting
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (my Homemade Vanilla Extract is pictured in the vodka bottle!)
3 cup powdered sugar
Beat peanut butter milk, and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over cake.