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Yummy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my favorite recipes. This banana cake with cream cheese frosting recipes is one of my all-time favorites, but I must warn you, it’s definitely not light on the calories! Although, when you are enjoying such a decadent dessert, do calories really count? 🙂 Enjoy!

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Frosting (see below)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

½ cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 ¾ cups powdered sugar (sift if desired)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15-by-10-inch sheet pan/cake pan.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, then add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Hand stir in mashed bananas.

Spread into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool.

Prepare cream cheese frosting.

Spread on top of cake and store in refrigerator. Cake can be frozen.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency.

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House Fenway Favorite: The Crooked Shed

I have another shop favorite to share! The Crooked Shed an Etsy shop based in Ottawa, Canada. Owned by the talented couple, Danielle and Josh, they specialize in hand lettered, reclaimed wood signs and home décor.

I received one of their Fresh Cut Flower Signs which I’m in love with. Flowers are definitely the way to my décor-loving heart! *Swoon*

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Finished with a rustic patina to add the perfect touch of farmhouse chic to your house. 

The Crooked Shed  has a great selection of products and is constantly expanding and coming up with new creations. Here is a sample of some of their pieces currently for sale in their shop:

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Make sure to check out The Crooked Shed, this week’s House Fenway Favorite! <3

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Friday Favorite: Whatever Is Lovely Hand-Painted Signs

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a #FridayFavorite. The holidays always throw me for a loop, but now hopefully, I’m back on track! I’m so excited to share this new favorite with you. I just received a custom wood sign from a brand new Etsy shop, Whatever Is Lovely. Owned by Jordyn Elliott, this Texas-based shop specializes in custom wood signs of all kinds. Every sign is made with love with each sign stained, painted and hand-lettered.

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“Lasso the Moon”, is mine and my husbands saying. It has always been special to us. The meaning is pretty simple, we’d do anything for each other, even if it meant we had to lasso the moon. Of course, one of our favorite movies of all time is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, which the saying originated. It was only fitting to have a sign made with this saying to hang above our bed. It is truly special and extra sentimental. I was so happy Jordyn could create it for me!

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Check out Whatever Is Lovely and Jordyn’s beautiful work. I love supporting small business and that’s why it is this week’s House Fenway #FridayFavorite!

 

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#FridayFavorite: My Good Angel Ornaments

It’s not everyday you find a business that has great product and a meaningful company mission. I recently found both of those qualities in a company called My Good Angel. Founder Rosemary Taylor created her business after enduring through a series of life struggles – battling poor self-esteem, divorce and becoming a single mother. Angels were Rosemary’s symbol for staying positive and always thinking of the good life has to offer. Through these struggles, My Good Angel was created. Her mission is simple, “I want the whole world to remember that everyone – regardless of religious beliefs – has an angel who serves to remind them of their inherent Good and to always choose the right path.”

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My Good Angel ornaments available in light and dark skin.

My Good Angel offers an array of angel jewelry, charms and ornaments. The ornaments being my favorite! They make great gifts whether as a stocking stuffer or as an adornment on a holiday gift. I have my angel hanging on my Christmas tree. She is a great reminder, during this holiday season, of the journey I have traveled so far and the gratefulness I have in my heart.

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Makes a great gift topper!
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My Good Angel hanging on the House Fenway Christmas tree.

My Good Angel is offering a fantastic sale this Black Friday weekend: 25% off orders of $50 or more with the code “BFANGEL” entered at checkout. Be sure to check out My Good Angel’s beautiful products and take advantage of this phenomenal holiday deal!

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I love using ornaments as place setting favors.