Maeve and I decided to bake a cake. But honestly, all she really cared about
was playing with the fondant. According to her, it’s like play dough.
Brinn wanted in on the action. She was the buttercream frosting taste-tester.
“It’s gooooooooooooooood!” then she ran off with the spatula and a meat thermometer.
Banana cake and a whole lot of frosting….
The cake is very dense, moist and buttery.
You can see the banana flecks in the layers.
I received an email asking where the recipe is. Oops.
1.5 sticks of butter, 2 mashed bananas. Ripe, not nasty. Blend together thoroughly.
1 cup sugar (I use Florida crystals) cream together
2.5 cups sifted whole wheat flour, added to butter/banana/sugar slowly
2 tsp baking powder (make sure to scrape the sides)
1/4 tsp salt (some people mix the dry stuff together before adding. Smart, but I’m lazy)
1 tsp vanilla
3 large beaten eggs, room temp, add slowly
1 c room temp milk, stir in by hand.
The mixture is really runny. Pour into greased pans.
My oven took about 30 minutes to bake them on 350 in 8 inch rounds.
I left them in about 10 more minutes (kept checking) covered in foil
so the centers weren’t gooey. (I’ve had many FAILS with banana bread so I’ve learned)
Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 c Crisco
1 stick soft butter
1 tsp vanilla (per Wilton I use clear)
3 c confectioners sugar
2 or 3 tbsp milk
cream shortening and butter.
Add sugar slowly (gets dry in a hurry) add milk to your desired consistency.
bought some Wilton’s at Hobby Lobby.
for what seems like an eternity? http://www.velamour.com/ This is one of those weird inventions you see on QVC and just gotta have it. This was made for people like me who want to burn one all day long. Since the candle only melts, there’s no nasty soot. My electric bill might have gone up a few bucks, but it’s well worth it when you are able to get these over priced jars of wax to last and last, and LAST!