●In a medium bowl, add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt. Mix and set aside.
●In a large bowl, add mashed bananas, melted butter, and vanilla and mix.
●Add sugar to the mixture until it dissolves.
●Add eggs, sour cream, and whole milk and mix.
●Into the mixture, pour the dry ingredients from the medium-sized bowl.
●Mix until it forms a uniform batter.
●Pour the batter into the greased baking tin.
●Bake for 40-45 minutes (You can tell your cake is ready by gently inserting a toothpick into it. If the toothpick comes out clean, then your cake is ready)
●Leave it to cool.
Directions for Making the Frosting
●In a bowl, beat 4 ounces of cheese and ¼ cup of butter until it’s creamy.
●Add vanilla extract and 2 cups of powdered sugar.
●Beat until you get a smooth consistency.
●Spread the frosting on top of the cake.
●Leave it to chill, then serve.
Tips for a Perfect Frosting
●Chill your cake for about two hours before frosting. A warm cake crumbles easily, chilling helps to firm it. Attempting to frost a warm cake will make your frosting thin.
●Cheese frosting is safe to use at room temperature for only up to 2 hours. Beyond two hours, preserve it in a refrigerator.
●For best results, ensure your frosting is at room temperature before use. It shouldn’t be cold because it won’t stick to the cake easily. Again, if it’s warm, it will be watery.
●Use a turntable to make frosting easier. With a turntable, you can frost without moving around and you won’t have to worry about your cake toppling over because it has a firm base.
●Use a large offset knife or spatula because it’s blunt and has a broad surface which makes it easy to spread frosting over the cake.
How to Store Sara Lee’s Banana Cake
You can store this cake either in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
To store it in the refrigerator, cover your cake with a lid and store it refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.
To store it in a freezer, either wrap it tightly using aluminum foil or put it in an airtight container.
Keep it frozen for 2 to 3 months and remember to defrost it overnight before eating.
.To enjoy Sara Lee’s banana cake’s natural taste, it is best to eat it as soon as it’s chilled and ready.
You can keep it for about 6 weeks but after that, it loses its flavor and texture.
●Banana, the key ingredient in this recipe, is a dominant source of vitamins. An average-sized banana contains a day’s enough amount of Vitamin B6, which is easily absorbed into the body. Vitamin B6 helps in red blood cells production, conversion of fats into energy and keeps the nervous system healthy. A medium-sized banana provides Vitamin C which facilitates collagen production and protects the body from tissue damage.
●Bananas are rich in minerals and fiber. They contain manganese, which facilitates the production of collagen, a protein responsible for healthy skin and joints. Banana also contains potassium, which controls the normal functioning of all body cells. Apart from regulating the heartbeat, potassium ensures the normal functioning of nerves and muscles. Banana is also rich in magnesium, a mineral that regulates blood pressure. Overripe bananas contain fiber which maintains regular bowel movements.
●Did you know that bananas are a great source of energy, better than any sports drink? One banana contains enough calories to last you through a 2-hour workout session. That’s why this cake is best for everyone, children and adults alike.
●Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid which when combined with vitamin B6 contained in bananas, boosts the production of serotonin, a mood stabilizer.
●Cheese, which is present in this banana cake recipe, contains calcium, a necessity for muscle function, hormone secretion, and bone formation.
●Sara Lee’s banana cake contains cinnamon which is rich in antioxidants, reduces the risk of heart disease and has anti-inflammatory properties.
What is the difference between banana cake and banana bread?
Banana cake is fluffy and lighter than banana bread because it uses high amounts of wet ingredients.
.Why is there a frosting on top of the cake?
The frosting is optional, but it helps to keep the cake moist.
Some people prefer to eat their banana cake without frosting.
What are some serving suggestions?
Banana cake is deliciously served with a cup of coffee or tea.
It can also be enjoyed as a dessert with a scoop of ice c
Nothing screams yummy than a moist cake flavored with creamy cheese.
There’s no better way to enjoy breakfast than with a slice of Sara Lee’s banana cake.
Serve a slice alongside a glass of cold juice next time you want to leave your guests asking for more at that breakfast table.
.If you are a baker, what better way to have orders flowing your way than by adding this recipe to your menu?
Have it on your breakfast menu at your coffee shop and you will have clients lining up for a slice every morning.
A Taste of Sara Lee’s Banana Cake
Sara Lee’s banana cake is one nourishing cake filled with sweet natural flavors and a super-cheesy irresistible frosting.