Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Bananas! Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

No no it really is bananas! I love to bake with certain fruits. Lemons, most berries, and bananas!

OK I have to tell you the most incredible thing happened right before I decided to make this cake! Hold onto your pants! So here in MI we have a Hallmark holiday called Sweetest Day. Since I have quite possibly the sweetest boyfriend ever he got me the best gift!! I woke up on 10/16 and walked into my kitchen to find a gigantic red box on my kitchen table! WHAT THE! Oh and it had a little cute white bow on top!

I question the big red box and how it got there and I can hear my BF giggling in the other room. I tear open a small corner of the box and I yell WHAT THE HELICOPTER!!! OH MY GOD!! IT'S A KITCHEN AID MIXER!!! I did this oh my god dance and then ran into the other room to kiss my most awesome BF!!

So needless to say that mixer was put to good use right away with this most delish cake!!

I think if you like banana bread or anything banana chocolate you will just love this cake! Its a great Birthday cake or a dinner party type cake for sure. Or heck just make it and eat large pieces with big scoops of vanilla bean ice cream!

So enjoy & Keep On Making Stuff!

A Number 1 Banana Cake

Adapted from Bunny's Warm Oven & Adapted from Allrecipes.com

•2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

•1 tablespoon baking soda

•1 pinch salt

•1/2 cup unsalted butter

•1 cup white sugar

•3/4 cup light brown sugar

•2 eggs

•4 ripe bananas, mashed (medium bananas)

•2/3 cup buttermilk(if you dont have buttermilk add 1 TBLSP of white vinegar to a cup of milk and let sit for about 5 mins and voila buttermilk. then just measure out as needed)

•1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 8 inch round pans. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2.In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

3.Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and place on a damp tea towel to cool.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

I love the way the chocolate frosting looks! I may or may not have done a little taste test at this point!

As I was cleaning up I looked outside and saw my handsome pup watching me so I snapped his pic! Isn't he so cute!

My happy BF eating the product of his awesome present!! Love Him!!

and for the sexy close up shot! ahaha! Yummer!! Make this cake, love this cake, share this cake, and thank me for sharing this cake recipe! ahahhaa!

1 comment:

  1. Barbie I am beside myself happy that you enjoyed this cake!! There's nothin like chocolate and banana together ! And you do have the sweetest BF!! Now that's a great gift!! I know your gonna put it to some good use. Happy baking girl!!