Do you ever have over ripe bananas and don’t want those babies to go to waste? This is how this Maple Banana Cake was born , I had some bananas I did not want to toss out. Plus ,this has a little bit of a fall feel with the maple flavor. I’ll be honest here, it is August in southern Louisiana and I am TIRED of the heat index being over a 100 degrees. I didn’t go full fall but just a little touch and hoping for cooler weather . If you have bananas that need to used a simpler recipe is my Apple Butter Banana Bread.
This cake is delicious , it has a dense texture and moist at the same time. The cake is very simple in flavor , the maple and banana is a perfect combination . What really makes this special is the Maple Cream Cheese frosting. OMG , I really wanted to lick the bowl and that is rare..maybe lol.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar, then add one egg at a time until the mixture is fluffy. Mash your ripe bananas very well and blend them into the mixture.
Add a cup of the flour mixture and mix well.
Now alternate adding the buttermilk and water then the flour mixture until blended well.
Once mixed well pour into a 9×13 baking pan and bake for 35 minutes in a preheated oven. Let cool Completely and mix the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting . Spread on the cake sprinkle with pecans.