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Banana Brandy Raisin Pecan Cake/Bread with Brandy Buttercream, Frosting

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You will GO Bananas for this Banana cake/bread!!

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup flour

Frosting:

  • 3 cup unsalted butter- 6 sticks at room temperature
  • 12 cups powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brandy

Instructions

Making the cake batter:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
    Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper
  • Beat soften butter and sugar in stand mixer for about 5 minutes...until light and fluffy.
  • In a large ( 4 cup measuring cup) add 2 1/2 flour, baking powder, cinnamon.ginger, and nutmeg. Blend together and set aside.
  • Mash 3 banana in a bowl with a fork
  • Add the bananas to the butter sugar mixture when it is fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing between each addition
  • Slowly pour flour mixture from measuring cup into the butter batter. Alternate pouring in flour mixture with Brandy. Do not over mix. Mix just until the flour is incorporated into the butter.
  • Place both the pecans and raisins into a bowl. Add in 1/2 cup flour and toss the pecans and raisins until they are well coated
  • Fold in pecans and raisins into the batter with a spoon
  • Pour the batter into prepared baking pan
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick or cake tester.
    Cool completely in pan
  • Remove from the baking pan by lifting up the parchment paper.
    Cut into squares...cut squares in half to apply frosting in the middle of each square

Brandy Frosting:

  • Cube unsalted butter
    place in stand mixer. Blend until smooth and creamy
  • Add in 12 cups of powdered sugar alternating with Brandy into the creamed butter
  • Add additional powdered sugar or brandy as needed to obtained preferred consistency of the frosting
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Author: Beverly