Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Banana Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

I'm a big fan of delicious baked goods as part of a breakfast spread. I'm one of those girls who can never decide between pancakes or an omelette when I go out to breakfast and I so appreciate when a brunch joint can offer a sweet muffin as a side with my savory omelette. A few months ago, I tried out this recipe for a banana cake. The moist cake has an incredible dense texture and the frosting is actually quite sweeter than I expected, making this a truly delectable treat.

Banana Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
From Life's Simple Measures
Yield: 1 bundt cake
Time: about 1 hour


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

{for the Brown Butter Frosting}

1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts (if using).

Spread batter into pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, for the frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk together until smooth. While the frosting is still hot, spread over warm bundt cake.



ensembledeux said...

That cake looks so yummy!


Unknown said...

This cake looks absolutely amazing! I've used sour cream in a similar recipe and it works really well.