Disgustingly Good Banana Cake

211Warning: This cake is dangerously addictive!

One of the things I love to do, besides reading and writing, is bake. For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing, smelling and TASTING the efforts of my labor. And over the weekend, I made the best banana cake ever, so I thought I’d share it with you. I found the recipe on cookiesandcups.com, but I’ll share it here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 ripe bananas (I mean RIPE, like they have to be walking on their own)
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

The best part of this cake is the crumb filling and topping. For that, you will need:

  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray 9×13 baking dish and set aside
  3. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder, set aside
  4. Mash bananas until liquefied — Liquefied is the key word here…no lumps!
  5. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy
  6. Stir in bananas
  7. Stir in dry ingredients and milk until combined

Prepare crumb filling by:

  1. Combining all ingredients together and cutting with pastry cutter or fork until there are coarse crumbs (Confession time…I used my hands)

Assembly:

  1. Pour half of batter into pan
  2. Scatter 1/3 crumb mixture on top
  3. Pour rest of batter over crumbs, smooth out if necessary
  4. Top with remaining crumb mixture
  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Ah yes, love in a pan. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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