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Penuche Frosted Banana Cake

Penuche Frosted Banana Cake

Penuche is a rich creamy frosting made from brown sugar, butter, milk or cream and vanilla.

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30 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 10 min
Total Time



3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in another 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. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine brown sugar, half & half, 1/4 cup butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 15 minutes. Stir in all remaining frosting ingredients; beat until smooth.

  6. STEP 6

    Spread frosting over cooled cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnuts.

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Nutrition (1 serving)

470 Calories
16 Fat (g)
60 Cholesterol (mg)
70 Sodium (mg)
79 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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