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Friday, March 25, 2011

Frosted Banana Bars

My mother-in-law was given this recipe by one of her friends, Melba Enfinger,  a number of years ago and she first tried it out on Phillip and me.  We always loved being taste testers for her!  I also asked her to be a taste tester for me, too .  If I found a new recipe, I always shared a taste with her and passed along the recipe if she wanted it.  You could almost bet if one of us had a good recipe the other one would have it, too.  We loved sharing our recipes with each other and anyone else who would like a copy.  I loved the combination of the moist banana cake with a cream cheese icing.  I think you'll like it, too.

                                                     Frosted Banana Bars

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, bananas, and vanilla.  Add flour and mix well.  Pour into a greased 11 X 15 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. or until done.  Allow to cool and then frost.

Frosting

8 oz. pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and cream cheese.  Add sugar and mix well.  Add vanilla.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Spread over cake.

Refrigerate.

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