An Old Fashion Icebox Banana Cake With Chocolate Cream Icing Recipe

Sometimes, some of the best things are the old fashion things. For instance, when you want to make a dessert recipe that will have everyone asking for seconds, you might like to try making and serving an old fashion icebox banana cake with chocolate cream icing recipe.

This cake tastes great from the refrigerator or it freezes beautifully for a chilled treat.

An Old Fashion Icebox Banana Cake With Chocolate Cream Icing Recipe

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Recipe for Old Fashion Icebox Banana Cake

What You Need :

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium ripe mashed bananas
  • A cup sour cream
  • A cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare two, 9-inch round baking pans by greasing and flouring and then set aside until needed.

Using a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, butter or margarine and vanilla and beat on low speed for about 1 to 2 minutes or until fluffy and light.

Continue beating, while adding one egg at a time for about 1 or 2 more minutes or until creamy in texture. Stir in the bananas, sour cream, and then fold in the flour and baking soda.

Pour into prepared baking pans and place in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Check by inserting a wooden toothpick into the center of cake until it comes out clean. Allow for cooling about 5 minutes and then remove from pan and set aside to cool completely.

Recipe for Chocolate Cream Icing

What You Need :

  • 1 A cup whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 sliced bananas

How to Make It

Prior to making the chocolate cream icing for this old fashioned icebox banana cake, you will need to place a small mixing bowl in the refrigerator to chill until needed. Melt the chocolate and set aside until needed.

Using the small chilled mixing bowl, you will add the whipping cream and beat on high speed until form soft peaks. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue beating for 1 or 2 more minutes until forming stiff peaks.

Add the melted chocolate and continue beating for 1 minute until well mixed, but do not overbeat. Set aside until needed for icing the cake.

Place 1 cake layer on the serving plate and then spread with half of the chocolate cream icing.

Slice 1 banana and then layer the slices on top of the chocolate cream icing. Top with remaining cake layer and then spread with the remaining chocolate cream icing to frost the cake.

Freeze or refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours or even overnight. Serve by slicing the remaining banana and then arrange the slices around the outside edges of the frosted cake. Sprinkle chopped pecan on the cake center. You may wish to serve immediately or you may want to place the cake in the refrigerator …

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Quick Banana Cake for Dinner Parties

Many a time you might find that you have guests coming over at short notice, or dropping in at your home unexpectedly, and you just do not have the time to prepare a full dinner and dessert. Or maybe the banana cake recipe you prepared for dessert did not turn out so well. For such emergency cases, here is a simple banana cake recipe with a cake mix that you can prepare in a short time and be the hit of the party.

Quick Banana Cake for Dinner Parties

What you will need:

  • Peeled and mashed ripe bananas – 1 cup
  • Plain yellow cake mix – 1 packet
  • Light brown sugar – 1/2 cup packed
  • Ground fresh cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup (to keep the cake moist)
  • Large eggs – 3
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Roasted nuts (such as cashews, pecans, almonds, pistachios etc) – 1 cup
  • Vegetable shortening and some all-purpose flour for greasing and dusting the cake tins

Preparation:

  • Grease two 8 or 9 inch cake tins using the vegetable shortening and the flour. Make sure that you cover all the sides of the cake tins.
  • Preheat your oven to 175C.
  • Mix the yellow cake mix and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Break the eggs in the mix, one by one, and use an electric mixer to blend them with the cake mix. You can do it by hand too, but the mixer is much faster.
  • Add the cinnamon and bananas and blend for about 2 minutes until the bananas are well pureed.
  • Add the vegetable oil and water and blend at a maximum speed so that the mix is well emulsified.
  • Pour the prepared batter in the greased cake tins and bake them in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes.

While the cake bakes, you can prepare a caramel frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • Light brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Dark brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Whole milk 1/4 cup
  • Confectioner’s sugar 2 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  • Boil the butter and sugar together.
  • Stir in the whole milk and bring the mix to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla, and beat a little to get a smooth frosting.

To assemble the cake:

  • Place one cake on a cake stand or serving plate and spread some frosting on the top of the cake in smooth strokes.
  • Make sure that you use the frosting when it is warm otherwise it will harden and not spread properly.
  • Sprinkle some roasted nuts on the frosting, place the other cake on the top of the frosting, and cover the top and all the sides with frosting evenly.
  • Let the cake cool in the fridge for an hour to let the frosting set before serving.
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