So many of our Friday variation recipes are here simply because someone in the family has a craving or special request!!! This week it was me. For some reason I had a craving for some of that old school banana cake with icing. Like the kind your grandma use to make or you got at a cafeteria; moist with creamy frosting.
Luckily, I just happened to have some overripe bananas. Thank you, toddler, for asking for bananas then deciding you never wanted to eat them!! So over to the pantry to grab a blondie mix I went.
What you need:
- OKB Blondie Mix
- Extra egg
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ c butter, melted and browned
- 4oz cream cheese
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Begin by mixing blondies per package instructions. Mix in additional egg, bananas, and lemon juice. Pour your batter into a parchment lined 8×8 pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
While the cake is cooking you can go ahead and get your frosting started. This frosting does take a little extra time due to browning the butter but it is SO worth it!!!
To brown your butter, add the butter to a light-colored pan. Using a light color will help you to see the browning better. A dark color can mask it and you could quickly end up with burned butter. Yikes!
Over medium, watching carefully and bringing up the temperature if needed, allow butter to melt and begin to bubble. As it begins to bubble around the edges you will also notice little dark fleck begin to form in the bottom. Occasionally and carefully swirl butter in pan to keep from scorching. You will notice the butter beginning to turn darker and start to have a rich almost nutty smell. When you have a nice amber/brownish color you are finished. Place this butter in a heat safe bowl and place in the fridge to harden. Yes! Harden that butter back up so your frosting will be nice and creamy.
When butter has hardened. Cream butter and room temperature cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in vanilla and then begin to mix in powdered sugar a little at a time until completely smooth.
Make sure your banana cake is completely cool then add your frosting.
Usually when I make recipes for the blog the family each has a serving and we take the rest to the teachers lounge at the kids’ school or to the local fire department to share. Le’ts just go ahead and be real. This recipe didn’t make it out of the house. It was SOOOOOOOO good!!
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did 😊