Banana Walnut Cream Cheese Cake

Banana Walnut Cream Cheese Cake

What do you do when you have an excess amount of overly ripe bananas? Make banana bread, right? Wrong–kind of in this case. I didn’t want to make the same old banana walnut bread/ muffins although those are tasty I wanted a twist. So I searched the internet and stumbled across a cream cheese banana bread recipe–yum! I love cream cheese. You could slather cream cheese on just about anything, and I would probably eat it! I digress… as I read the recipe I realized I needed 2 loaf pans–umm houston we have a problem!?!?! I only have 1 loaf pan. So plan “B” went into full effect and that meant I was going to adapt this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 7 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts + additional for topping
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Wilton Cake Release
Read the whole recipe on Katie's Cucina