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      RECIPE TITLE "Banana Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting Recipe"
    Source: © Cooking Light magazine,
    courtesy of Cooking.com

    yields 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)time---difficultymoderate

    Mashed ripe banana adds moistness. The frosting, with cream cheese as its base, is similar to that of a traditional carrot cake.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    For the Cake:
    Cooking spray
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    3 large eggs
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup low-fat buttermilk
    1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the Frosting:
    3/4 cup (6 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Dash of salt
    2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (optional)

      RECIPE METHOD

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    TO PREPARE THE CAKE:
    Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; dust each pan with 1 1/2 teaspoons flour.

    Place granulated sugar and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition

    Lightly spoon 1 3/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk.

    Combine buttermilk, banana, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture (mix after each addition just until blended). Pour batter into prepared pans.

    Bake cake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Peel off wax paper. Cool layers completely on wire rack.

    TO PREPARE THE FROSTING:
    Combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, rind, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and dash of salt in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat).

    Place 1 cake layer on a plate, and spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Arrange raspberries in a single layer over frosting, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator. Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.

    TIPS:
    Make the cake up to 2 days ahead. Store, loosely covered, in the refrigerator.

    Butter is the correct softness when it gently yields to the pressure of a finger. If you can push your finger deeply into the butter, it's too soft.

    Make sure that you're not scooping your flour. Follow our directions to lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and then level off the excess with a knife. If you scoop, you can get up to twice as much flour as intended.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of © Cooking Light Magazine. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts

    14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 289 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 52g
    Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 247mg Protein: 4g
    Fiber: 1g % Cal. from Fat: 25% % Cal. from Carbs: 72%

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