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Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup nuts, if desired
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and nuts. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in bananas. Spread into a greased 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean. Cool and frost. To make frosting, beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.

Mary Vogelbaugh
Moline




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