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

INGREDIENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

ensembledeux said...

That cake looks so yummy!

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Unknown said...

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