This Cake is easily made from items you most likely have on hand. Bananas, lemon juice, and cream cheese might be your only expense.
1 ½ cups mashed bananas
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ⅛ cups white sugar
¾ cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup butter softened
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F
Grease and flour a 9×13-inch pan.
Make the cake:
Mix mashed bananas with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
Cream sugar and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy, 2 to 4 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in banana mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven, for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, make the frosting:
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla. Add confectioners sugar and beat on low speed until combined, until frosting is smooth.
Spread frosting on a completely cooled cake.