Frosted banana bars with a soft, cake-like texture.
These bars are super moist and creamy due to the sour cream. They’re absolutely delicious.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 (one stick) cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Three mashed ripe bananas
Cream cheese frosting
White, red, blue, and black decorator’s frosting
Preheat oven to 350°F!
Grease a large rectangular baking dish. The dish I sprayed down with cooking oil was 9″ x 13″. I wouldn’t go any smaller than that; this recipe makes a ton of banana bars so you’ll need a large dish to contain them all.
Soften the butter in a large bowl and blend in the sugar.
Beat in the eggs, then add in the vanilla and sour cream.
Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt, and blend.
Chop up three bananas – slightly mushy bananas work best – and mix into the batter.
Pour the batter into the greased pan. The batter’s pretty thick, so you might have to smooth things out with a spatula.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick poked into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Allow the bread to cool.
Cut out a 6″ x 2″ piece of bread to get the proper Wii remote shape.
Frost with cream cheese frosting. You don’t want it too thick, else the bar will be overly sweet.
Add the Wii remote details with the various decorator’s gels. The cream cheese frosting will be slightly off-white, allowing the white gel details to be noticeable.
The characters on the remote are too delicate to be drawn with the gel directly, so I used a toothpick dipped in the tube decorator’s gel for writing. Makes writing a piece o’cake!
Makes a little less than a dozen Wii remotes. Any bits of banana bread that are too small for Wii remote are excellent by themselves, even without frosting!