• 16servings
  • 55minutes
  • 308calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. cooking spray

  2. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  4. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  6. 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

  7. 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  8. 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  9. 2 large egg whites

  10. 1 large egg

  11. 1 cup mashed ripe banana

  12. 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

  13. 2/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese

  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  15. 3 cups powdered sugar

  16. 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans , toasted

  17. 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut , toasted

  18. 2 tablespoons dark chocolate curls

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Coat 2-(8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with wax paper.

  3. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.

  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.

  5. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

  6. Place granulated sugar, oil, vanilla extract, egg whites, and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

  7. Add mashed banana; beat well.

  8. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, begining and ending with flour mixture.

  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  10. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

  11. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans.

  12. Peel off wax paper; cool completely on wire racks.

  13. To prepare frosting: place cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy.

  14. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until smooth.

  15. Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup icing, and top with other cake layer.

  16. Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake.

  17. Sprinkle pecans and coconut or/& chocolate curls over top of cake; all of these are optional.

  18. Cake is lovely as is!

  19. Store cake loosley covered in refrigerator.

  20. Enjoy, you have earned it.


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