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The King's Cake

(5 Votes)
SERVES
12
COOK TIME
25 Min
READY IN
25 Min

This salute to Elvis Presley's favorite food combo, peanut butter and bananas, truly takes the cake! Bake it up any time you want to enjoy a rich-tasting cake that'll make your gang feel like royalty!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, cream the granulated sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Gradually blend in baking soda, flour, and salt. Beat in mashed banana and 1 teaspoon vanilla until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into prepared cake pans. 
     
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then remove cakes from pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
     
  4. In another bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter; beat until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and remaining vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. Frost cake and sprinkle with peanuts.

 

  • If you're looking to get a little Jailhouse Rock in your life, then check out  "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist," Chris MacDonald. Catch him performing at a theater near you! 

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