Banana Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
First, a few thoughts: I was able to take my cake to a meeting and share it with friends. I could see first hand that I had made a few errors – I mixed just a bit too much and over baked by a hair. The cake was not as soft and moist as I wanted – but, it was still yummy. Also, in impatient fashion, I did not mix my frosting enough, so it was more lumpy than I wanted. But, this is why I’m practicing, right? To learn and make a better bundt cake- that is my goal!
So, the recipe I’m sharing with you here is based on what I would do differently to make the cake just right! It is taken and edited from my recipe for Monkey Squares.
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup butter, softened
4 small ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour, I used super fine cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar (I think this varies a bit depending on humidity and what butter you use.)
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
about 3 tablespoons milk or half and half