Friday, July 18, 2008

mom's banana bars...with brown sugar frosting...

{mom's banana bars}

1 stick butter, at room temperature

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour 

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, banana & vanilla until light & creamy.  Add flour, soda & salt.

Pour into a 11x13 jelly roll pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake bounces back in pressed on.

Cool completely.  Top with brown sugar frosting & cut into squares.

Brown sugar frosting

1 stick butter, softened

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cups powder sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, whip all ingredients together until light & fluffy.  If too thick, add milk 1 TBSP at a time until you reach desired consistency.

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