Monday, February 17, 2014

8" Butter Cake with Banana Butter Frosting

I had one lonely banana and a hankering for something sweet... This 8" Butter Cake with Banana Butter Frosting tastes great! I love cakes that can be baked in an 8" square pan, it just seems like a more manageable amount of dessert. The leftovers were placed in a Lock-N-Lock and tucked away in the fridge to take to work this morning... I may be having second thoughts:@)
My banana was small and probably only equaled 1/3 C so I cut back a little on the butter and only used 2 C sugar. This is a nice frosting, you do see specks of banana so some folks add a few drops of yellow food coloring to it. I would make this again!

8" Butter Cake-adapted from
1 1/2 C A/P flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C butter
1 C sugar-I used 3/4 C
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C milk-I used half sour cream
  1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together. I was lazy and didn't *head hanging in shame*, I will the next time.
  2. Cream the butter and add in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the dry to the butter alternating with the milk. Stir until just blended.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8" pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 35-50 minutes, or until done. Mine was done in 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from pan and allow to cool. I left mine in the baking dish.
Banana Butter Frosting-from
1/4 C butter, softened
1/2 C mashed banana
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
up to 3 1/4 C powdered sugar
yellow food coloring-optional
  1. Cream the butter. Add the vanilla and lemon.
  2. Slowly alternate adding the sugar and banana until you get the consistency you want.
  3. Store this in the fridge.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)

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  1. My husband would love the banana frosting. I bet you'll enjoy this lovely cake at lunch today.

  2. I like small cakes, too, Lynn. I know you'll enjoy your rewards at work today. That is, unless you couldn't keep out of your lock n lock last night!!! xo

  3. Lynn, I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee and and it's 8:00 in the morning! I want to lick my computer screen! This cake looks AMAZING... especially for breakfast!

  4. Oh Lynn, this looks soooo good!!! I have three bananas in the kitchen right now, and what a great way to use one of them. Your picture makes me want to take a big bite of that cake. :) I'm pinning this recipe, my friend -- thanks so much for sharing.

    Hope you have a great day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  5. I often have one lonely banana left and this will be the perfect way to use it! Since there are only two of us, I like to make smaller cakes too. :)

  6. HI Lynn It's as well I do not live close to you because I would become your main 'taster'!!

  7. I am always envious of your co workers.

  8. My mom used to make a small cake like this with brown butter icing. We all loved it, but there were never any leftovers. That was probably her plan. I'd love it if you linked this to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Have a great week,
    Linda @

  9. Looks so tempting! I always have bananas in the house for my granddaughter, and when they get soft and brown I toss them in the freezer --I must have a dozen in there--lol--time to make banana bread or cake!

  10. Oh my goodness this makes me HAPPY! I pinned it - this I really need to make.

  11. 8" cakes are the perfect size for my family. I love bananas, can't wait to make this cake!

  12. I wish I sat next to you at work. You might think that a little mouse got into your lunch. This sounds wonderful, a great way to use that one lonely banana :)

  13. I have been trying to scale down my desserts, this 8 inch cake! Perfect.

  14. Ooh this sounds very good! I'm going to try this one soon!

  15. This cake looks so good. I like the size as well.

  16. Looks delicious! I like the idea of an 8" cake too.

  17. What a great little cake. I have never had banana in my frosting, but can' wait to try this. If I'm not to lazy today I might make this for the snow storm we're getting today.

  18. Nice idea Lynn. You have always very nice ideas!
    Thank you for sharing the best, what can a banana become.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  19. My husband would love this, probably for breakfast!

  20. We would eat this for breakfast, too. Yum

  21. Lynn, I love the idea of an 8" cake, when you have a 'hankering' , great for breakfast too! Are you sure you're not from the South? :)

  22. That looks delicious, Lynn. I too like the 8x8 size cake or dessert as a 13x9 just leaves too many temptations for me to over-indulge.

  23. It looks delicious, L! I don't think I have ever had banana frosting!

  24. I love anything with banana and I bet it was a big hit at work!!! Great job Lynn.

  25. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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