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Banana Sheet Cake with Brown Butter Frosting Moist banana bars with a brown butter cream cheese buttercream. An easy frosted banana cake recipe! www.modernhoney.com #bananacake #bananabars #frostedbananacake #frostedbananabars #bananarecipes

Banana Sheet Cake

Moist banana bars with a brown butter cream cheese buttercream. An easy frosted banana cake recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bars, banana sheet cake, frosted banana bars, frosted banana sheet cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 3 cups Flour (may use cake or all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter (softened)
  • (2) 8-ounce pkgs. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream or Milk

Brown Butter Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 12 ounces Cream Cheese (1 1/2 blocks, softened)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream or Milk

Instructions

Banana Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.

  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

  3. In a small bowl, mash bananas with fresh lemon juice. Add to the bowl and mix together. Stir in buttermilk.

  4. Fold in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour into lightly greased 18 x 13 baking sheet. I prefer to use light-colored baking sheets. Pour batter into the pan and evenly spread. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix together. Add heavy cream or milk until desired consistency. Spread frosting all over the cake.

Brown Butter Frosting:

  1. Place butter into a skillet and heat over medium-low. Melt butter in a skillet and watch it become a deep golden color -- about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let cool in the refrigerator until solid.

  2. Once butter is solidified, whip butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy -- about 4 minutes. Add heavy cream or milk until desired consistency.

  3. Spread frosting over cake. Cut bars into squares and serve. May serve cold or at room temperature. These banana bars freeze very well.