Oh I’m so hungry looking at this picture. I love bananas, and since it’s a fruit this is practically healthy. Kind of. Oh, a girl can dream.

To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting (from tastykitchen.com)

  • ⅔ cups Sugar
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 2 whole Overripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1-¼ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • ¼ cups Heavy Cream
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste Or Extract

To make the cake:
Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below). Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and butter. Add mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well. Pour into a greased 8×8-inch square pan. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting:
Cream butter and confectioner’s sugar together until smooth. Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated. Spread on cooled cake.

Note: Bake at 350F if using a glass pan. Recipe doubles well (9×13 pan).