Gluten Free Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Turn those ugly over-ripe bananas into something beautiful.  As a tasty alternative to banana bread, try this gluten free banana cake recipe topped with buttercream frosting and you may find you look more favorably on those blackened bananas…

Here’s What You Will Need:

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Don’t worry. Those ugly bananas are about to get a makeover.

3 Large Overripe Bananas – no need to mash them (Tip:  the next time you have overripe bananas, toss them in the freezer, not the trash.  No need to peel first.  When you are ready to use them, allow them to sit on the counter and thaw slightly before peeling, or nuke them in the microwave for about 45 seconds).

Like these ones!

Like these ones!

3 Eggs

1 1/2 C. Granulated Sugar

1/2 C. Softened Butter

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 T. Vanilla

1/4 C. Milk

2 C. Superfine Rice Flour

(Buttercream Frosting Ingredients and Recipe Are at the Bottom of the Page)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.

Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, mix together the first four ingredients (no need to pre-mash the bananas) on medium speed until blended.

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Add the remaining ingredients except the rice flour, mixing well.

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On medium speed, mix in the rice flour 1/2 cup at a time until all the flour is used.  Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.

Pour batter into your prepared cake pan and bake in a preheated oven for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow the cake to cool completely before topping with buttercream frosting.

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Buttercream Frosting:

Here’s What You Will Need:

1/4 C. Softened Butter

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 lb. Powdered Sugar

1/2 C. Half and Half or Cream

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Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, combine the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar, mixing on low speed until crumbly.  Continue mixing while adding enough of the cream to form the desired consistency.  Whip on high speed for 30 seconds and frost your cooled banana cake.

Stand back and watch it disappear!

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