My grandaunt would chase me around the house with a huge wooden spoon if she ever finds out that i put cream cheese frosting on an old-fashioned banana cake. We Malays do not normally eat banana cake with frosting on it, as it tastes good on its own. So it's only fair that my grandaunt may think i've totally gone bonkers if she ever finds out. =D
(Adapted from Food.com)
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
Chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 275°F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. (I used a 10" bundt pan)
In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
Stir in banana mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (For 10" bundt pan, it will cook for 1 hr 30 mins)
Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.