Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Banana Snack Cake - by Summer
Like Lisa, I planned on making the caramel frosting for this. I have made caramel sauce a lot in the past, so I wasn't too worried about it. But I had major issues with the frosting. To begin with, I don't think I let it boil long enough. The directions said 1-2 minutes, but I really think I should have let it go a bit longer. The frosting is very grainy - like the sugar didn't dissolve. Then went I went to put it in my stand mixer, I wasn't sure which attachment to use. I picked the paddle and that was a huge mistake! I ended up calling Lisa because it basically became the consistency of cookie dough! I switched to the whisk attachment and added more cream to smooth it out, which worked.
My husband and I tried the cake after dinner and I can't say that either one of us was particularly impressed. It was ok. The frosting was really grainy (as mentioned above) and I think I would actually try making a cream cheese frosting for this cake. To be honest, I can't really see making this one again. We love banana bread in our family and I would rather use my bananas for that. I would like to make the frosting again to see what it tastes like when made correctly.
I took a couple of pictures of the cake last night and this morning as I was typing up this blog post, I realized that they were horrible. So this morning, using good daylight, I cut another piece of cake to take a better picture. I, of course, had to eat the piece of cake and I really think it tastes better after sitting over night, which is pretty typical with banana bread.