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Recipe of the Day: Potluck Banana Cake

Potluck Banana Cake
Potluck Banana Cake


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream


1/3 cup butter, softened

2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas and sour cream, beating well after each addition.

Pour into baking dish. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in milk; add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Spread over cake. Yield: 12-15 servings.

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