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Banana Cake Squares with Mascarpone Frosting Recipe


I think this is a quick easy comforting dessert that no matter when I make this it's a favorite. The mascarpone cheese is a great addition to make ordinary banana cake taste wonderfully decadent. Add some chopped garnishing favorites on top and you
 will have something for everyone!  




Banana Cake:

1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2 teaspoons of banana rum, or regular rum or banana extract if not available
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt

Optional garnish for topping the frosting : 1/2 cup chopped pecans, diced raisins, flaked coconut, craisins, or miniature chocolate chips

 Cream sugar and butter together, beating around 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and banana's along with flavoring. Mix well. Pour in to a 15x10 inch x 1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees till brown and set around 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost and garnish with whatever your favorites are, suggestions above.

Frosting:

4 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend in a medium sized bowl the cheese and vanilla with a fork adding the powdered sugar a little at a time. Add some water if too thick to spread, 1 teaspoon at a time.

Spread over cooled cut into squares banana cake.

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