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Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

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Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 18
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A traditional picnic favorite, this cake is sweetened with old-fashioned browned butter frosting.

Ingredients

Cake

1
package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
1
large ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1
cup water
3
eggs

Frosting

1/2
cup butter (do not use margarine)
4
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
to 5 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on box adding mashed banana with water and eggs. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden (butter will get foamy and bubble). Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 With electric mixer on low speed, beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.
Tips  

For the most banana flavor, use a fully ripe banana that has an abundance of tiny brown spots on the skin and no evidence of green.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
44g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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