To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting (ButterYum)

Original cake from ButterYum’s blog. What a way to dress up the humble banana! All her recipes seem great.

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To Die For Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting
makes one 8×8-inch pan (double recipe for a 9×13 pan)
Cake:
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 mashed super ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Frosting:
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or equal amount of pure vanilla extract)
1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
To make cake (easily mixed by hand):
Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below). Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and 2 tablespoons softened butter. Add mashed bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well. Pour into greased 8×8 pan. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
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