Well we had a few very ripe bananas laying around yesterday and you know what that means…..BANANA CAKE! I have not made this recipe for a very long time and I just could not throw away one more banana. Our love of bananas comes and goes. I always buy them because they are an easy fruit to have on hand. Some weeks they just hang around too long. I call this a cake but it is more like a bar. They are great with or without icing.
In a small bowl mix:
2 cups of flour (I use 1c. white, 1/2c. white wheat, 1/2 oat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
In your mixer cream together:
1 1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
Add 1/2 cup of buttermilk and the flour mixture with your creamed mixture. I like to alternate the flour mixture and the buttermilk.
Add three to four mashed bananas last
Pour the batter into a 13×9 greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.
1/2 cup of cream cheese
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
1/2 cup regular sugar
Whip all ingredients in your mixer.
This is yummy served with chai tea!