Banana Cake with Fudge Frosting

Homemade cake and frosting? It doesn't get any better!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Banana Cake

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)

Fudge Frosting

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup milk
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1
to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk until smooth. Stir in bananas. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa. Stir in milk, 1/4 cup butter and the corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoom vanilla with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Spread Fudge Frosting on cooled cake.

Expert Tips

You can tightly cover unfrosted or frosted cake and freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.