Penuche Frosted Banana Cake
Penuche is a rich creamy frosting made from brown sugar, butter, milk or cream and vanilla.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl ; set aside.
Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl . Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until creamy. Add sour cream, bananas and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; beat, gradually adding flour mixture and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts.
Pour batter into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, half & half, 1/4 cup butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil (6 to 8 minutes). Cool to lukewarm (15 to 20 minutes). Stir in all remaining frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnuts.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Recipe #7184©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.