There's nothing better than a banana cake with cream cheese frosting and lots of nuts. This Kraft recipe is irresistible. This cake is so moist and light in texture. I'm sure the sour cream added to the recipe makes it so very moist. The frosting has cream cheese in it that makes it less sweet and is definitely the best frosting for this type of cake. A great everyday cake or a great dessert when company comes. We all have those left over ripened bananas. I make muffins, bread, and any recipe that ripe bananas can be used and now I've added my favorite, Banana Sour Cream Cake!
There are so many different types of fruit flavored cakes. Lemon, Orange, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Key Lime and Apple Cake. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for more "fruit flavored" cakes. You won't be disappointed.
Check out the fruit flavored cakes at the bottom of this post. Each one is great and would make any family member very happy!
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Banana Sour Cream Cake
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 cup Planter's Walnut pieces
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat cake mix, eggs, bananas, sour cream and oil with mixer on low until moistened, scraping bottom of bowl often. Best on medium 2 minutes.
- Pour into greased and floured 9X13 inch pan. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack.
- Beat cream cheese and butter with mixer on medium until blended.
- Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
- Remove cake from pan. Carefully cut cake crosswise in half using serrated knife.
- Place 1 cake half, top-side down, on plate; spread top with frosting. Top with remaining cake half, top-side sup.
- Frost top and sides. Press nuts onto sides. Refrigerate leftovers. Sprinkle top with additional chopped nuts.
I think I could talk all day about cakes. Any kind, any shape, any flavor. In another lifetime, I was a cake decorator. If you walked into my house on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you would swear that you were in a bakery. I have to say I was at my lowest weight when I decorated cakes. You would think it would be the other way around, but it's not. After smelling the goodies and eating a lot of frosting, the idea of eating cake wore off. After I ended my cake decorating career, the taste of cake once again came back. Only this time it was just for my family and me.
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If you are interested in more Cafe' Hoffy posts just click on the "More Crafts" or "More Recipes" below. You will be redirected to many more of my favorite things to do and make.
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Oh how I love Pinterest. Someone had a great idea oh so many years ago. Most people are visual and what's better than having millions and millions of ideas, recipes, crafts and just about anything you can think of. If you can't find it on Pinterest, it doesn't exist.
I started pinning about 10 years ago. I believe I'm up to over 15,000 pins. Magazines use to be my go to for ideas, but not anymore. So much information in one place. I incorporate recipe and crafts that I have either tried or hope to get to in my lifetime. I was also a stain glass artist in another life. If we would have had Pinterest back then, it would have been so much easier to find great ideas. I'm now retired and still use Pinterest. I've always loved crafting and cooking. Everyday it seems I find out something that I didn't know. It's always fun to learn something new everyday. Keeps your mind alert.
If you would like to see more pins on great cakes, you can visit my "Baking Board-Cakes" for lots of great recipes. Also, if you would like to see al those 15,000 pins, you can visit my "Other Boards". Just click on my picture or the Pinterest symbol. You will be redirected to a well organized page. I can say that because I spent the whole month of January reorganizing and categorizing all those 15,000 pins. Man was that a job...but again well worth it...
I also incorporate many of the pins that I have pinned in my posts. If interested in any of the recipes, just click on the picture and it will take you to other great recipes from other pinners...
Here are some great pins for you to try!
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Well ladies and gents, this ends my post on fruit flavored layered cakes. How yummy do these cakes look? Like I said at the start of my post, I love, love, love the banana sour cream cake, but the lemon blueberry cake runs a close second. My next project, the Lemon Bavarian Cream cake. I'm pretty sure this one will also rank right up there!
Always remember..."Life is short, eat dessert first"!...words to live by!