Chocolate Banana Cake With Basic Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate Banana Cake With Basic Cream Cheese Icing
  
Do you ever find diverting slightly from a recipe actually is a welcoming discovery? I found this recipe for Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing in a 2012 Sunday Newspaper Coupon section from Kraft and was excited to try it that day. I had most of the ingredients, and I say most.. The recipe calls for a yellow cake mix, I do love recipes that start with a box mix, but to my surprise I only had devils food cake. I add chocolate chips to my banana bread so why not make it the base for a cake? I also did not have sour cream but have substituted greek yogurt a dozen times in recipes. I was determined to have this for dessert that evening and not willing to run to the grocery store; I decided to give it a whirl.
 
 Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing

From the outside, it looks like the picture on the website.

 chocolate banana cake basic cream cheese icing

 

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Cake With Basic Cream Cheese Icing

 
But once you cut into it you will see a moist and dense Chocolate Cake with a hint of banana and sour cream, or Greek Yogurt in this case. It received a thumbs up for all parties indulging in this dessert.
 Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing in a
What a yummy cake and so easy, just what you need for a weeknight cake recipe. . You could even make 2 single layer cakes and give one as a neighbor holiday gift or freeze one layer and serve it at another date. (just make 1/2 of the frosting recipe)
 
For another great Banana Cake recipe check out my post on Old Fashion Banana Cake by Barefoot Contessa.
Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing

 

Chocolate Banana Cake with Basic Cream Cheese Icing

  • Chocolate Banana Sour Cream Cake

    Chocolate Banana Sour Cream Cake

    Yield: 10- 12 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 35 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes

    Chocolate Banana Sour Cream Cake is a great way to use up brown bananas but your little eaters wont know whats in it!

    Ingredients

    • 1 pkg.  , 2-layer size yellow or CHOCOLATE cake mix
    • 1 cup  mashed ripe bananas, about 3
    • 1 cup  Sour Cream or NON FAT Greek Yogurt
    • 3   eggs
    • 1/4 cup  oil
    • 1 pkg.  , 8 oz. PCream Cheese, softened (we used 1/3 less fat)
    • 1/2 cup  butter, softened
    • 1 pkg.  , 16 oz. powdered sugar
    • 1 cup  finely chopped Walnuts

    Instructions

    1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
    2. BEAT first 5 ingredients with mixer on low speed just until moistened, stopping frequently to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch pan.
    3. ( we used 2 round pans see tips below)
    4. BAKE 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
    5. BEAT cream cheese and butter with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar.
    6. REMOVE cake from pan. Carefully cut cake crosswise in half using serrated knife. Place 1 cake half, top-side down, on plate; spread with some of the frosting. Top with remaining cake half, top-side up. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting. Press nuts into sides. Keep refrigerated.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 10
    Amount Per Serving Calories 214 Saturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 132mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 1g Sugar 3g Protein 4g
    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

chocolate banana cake basic cream cheese icing

TIPS from Kraft and Close to Home
SUBSTITUTE
Sour Cream with low fat varieties or use non-fat greek yogurt.

HOW TO NEATLY FROST THE CAKE
Freeze cake layers about 20 min. before frosting. This helps to set the crumbs on the cut edges of the cake layers so they don’t pull up into the frosting. And don’t worry if the frosting does not look perfect on the sides of the cake – the nuts will cover any imperfections.
HOW TO PREPARE IN ROUND CAKE PANS
Prepare cake batter as directed; pour into 2 greased and floured 8- or 9-inch round pans. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 min. in pans on wire racks; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Fill and frost with cream cheese frosting. Keep refrigerated.

Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing

 

Do you want a slice of this Sour Cream Chocolate Banana Cake  with Basic Cream Cheese Icing? 

chocolate banana cake basic cream cheese icing

 

The banana along with the Greek Yogurt make the cake moist as well as tangy. The perfect combo for a weeknight cake recipe. 

chocolate banana cake basic cream cheese icing

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1 Comment

  1. Maria – this looks great – I love the banana addition!

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