Sunday, February 13, 2011

Banana Snack Cake - by Lisa

So I had every intention of making this cake later in the month, but then I noticed on grocery day that I had 4 bananas quickly approaching the perfect ripeness that this recipe calls for. So I decided that this would be the weekend to make it after all!
It's a good thing this was a pretty quick and easy recipe to put together because I had to kind of rush through it. I had some plans today and wanted to get the cake part done early. So I got it all mixed together, tossed it in the oven and asked Hubby to pull it out of the oven when it was ready. It was really similar to making regular banana bread with the exception of adding in some sour cream and using brown sugar. However, what makes this cake extra special is the addition of the caramel frosting.

After the cake had some time to cool, I made the frosting and spread it on the cake. I've never made a frosting like that before and was intrigued by the texture. At first I was worried it might pull the top of the cake up, but despite it's thickness, it spread real nice and smooth.

And in honor of Valentine's Day, I pulled out my heart shaped mold and cut out a pretty piece. :)

I liked how moist and dense the cake turned out. The caramel frosting definitely elevated it to dessert status! It almost reminded me of a sweet cake I'd find in a bakery or coffee shop. I would certainly make this again, and next time maybe try just the dusting of powdered sugar over the top. Or maybe turn it into muffins. And I'd definitely like to experiment with trying the caramel frosting on other baked goodies!

1 comment:

  1. This banana cake sounds super super delicious Lisa. Love the heart shape too.