BANANA CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Cook Time: 30 mins

This is the best Banana Cake I have ever tasted! It will surely bring a smile to your face today. Try it and enjoy!

Ingredients:

BANANA CAKE:

3 cups sifted cake flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup shortening

2 1/4 cups granulated sugar

3 Eggs, well beaten

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 bananas)

1 1/8 cups buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

3/4 cup hot milk

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening (butter flavoured Crisco not recommended)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

To Make the Banana Cake:

Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step 2: In another mixing bowl, add the shortening and stir until creamy.

Step 3: Moderately add sugar and stir until well blended.

Step 4: Add in the bananas and beaten eggs. Stir until well combined.

Step 5: Add the flour mixture and vanilla alternately into the buttermilk. Stir until well combined.

Step 6: Apply cooking spray and spray flour in two 9-inch layer pans.

Step 7: Transfer the mixture into the prepared pans.

Step 8: Place the pans inside the oven and bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.

Step 9: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.

To Make the Buttercream Frosting:

Step 1: Place a saucepan on the stove and add in the milk. Turn the heat to medium and heat the milk. Make sure not to boil.

Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, add the butter and shortening. Stir until well mixed and fluffy.

Step 3: Add in sugar and cornstarch gradually, and then stir every addition.

Step 4: Add in the vanilla and stir until well blended.

Step 5: Pour the hot milk gradually into the sugar mixture while stirring continuously until thick.

Step 6: Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.

Step 7: Serve and enjoy!