Frostings & Toppings

Banana Nut Cake with Double Cream Frosting

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Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 60 Minutes

Yield: 2 - 9" round cakes

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Ingredients

Cake:

2 ¼ C. cake flour

1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder

¼ tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

¼ tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

½ C. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

1 ½ C. granulated sugar

2 ripe bananas, mashed

6 whole eggs

2 tsp. Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract

½ C. whole milk

½ C. finely chopped pecans

Double Cream Frosting:

¾ C. heavy cream

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

½ C. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

2 C. powdered sugar

½ tsp. banana extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F; spray 2 – 9” round cake pans with nonstick spray like Baker’s Joy®; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream together the oil, sugar, banana, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then on low speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture then ½ of the milk. Repeat, ending with the last of the flour; stir in the pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare frosting: whip cream until peaks form; set aside. Place cream cheese and shortening in bowl of electric mixer; blend on low speed until combined.
  8. Add powdered sugar, ¼ C. at a time; blend on low speed until well incorporated, about 1 minute. Add banana extract and blend on medium speed until fluffy, about 1 minute.  Gently fold in whipped cream. Use immediately to frost cooled cake.
  9. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread with frosting.  Top with second layer, top side up.  Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.

Banana Nut Cake with Double Cream Frosting

banana-nut-cake-with-double-cream-frosting

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 60 Minutes

Yield: 2 - 9" round cakes

Ingredients

Cake:

2 ¼ C. cake flour

1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder

¼ tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

¼ tsp. Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

½ C. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

1 ½ C. granulated sugar

2 ripe bananas, mashed

6 whole eggs

2 tsp. Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract

½ C. whole milk

½ C. finely chopped pecans

Double Cream Frosting:

¾ C. heavy cream

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

½ C. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

2 C. powdered sugar

½ tsp. banana extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F; spray 2 – 9” round cake pans with nonstick spray like Baker’s Joy®; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream together the oil, sugar, banana, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then on low speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture then ½ of the milk. Repeat, ending with the last of the flour; stir in the pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare frosting: whip cream until peaks form; set aside. Place cream cheese and shortening in bowl of electric mixer; blend on low speed until combined.
  8. Add powdered sugar, ¼ C. at a time; blend on low speed until well incorporated, about 1 minute. Add banana extract and blend on medium speed until fluffy, about 1 minute.  Gently fold in whipped cream. Use immediately to frost cooled cake.
  9. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread with frosting.  Top with second layer, top side up.  Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.

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