Banana Cake: Take One

I like to experiment in the kitchen. That means not really following a recipe at all, but starting with a vague idea and then going from there. As you saw in my Oops… Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Frosting post, I am not great at cake frosting. I cheated on this recipe and used a packaged mix for the frosting. I was mostly curious since it is the same brand that I use for corn muffins and didn’t know they made frosting. The resulting chocolate fudge frosting isn’t bad, but I really need to practice making it from scratch for better flavors.

Anyway, here is my experimental turned out pretty delicious Banana Cake: Take one! (Because there will be different variations of banana cake in the future).

RECIPE: Banana Cake: Take One
Makes a 9 inch Cake 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:IMG_1672
Oven heated to 350 degrees
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Round 9 inch Cake Pan
Measuring Utensils
Spatula
Cooling Rack
Cake Plate

INGREDIENTS:
3 Over ripe bananas
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Oil
Almond Extract
All Spice
Nutmeg
1 cup Brown sugar
2.5 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
Salt
Frosting Mix
2 tablespoon boiling water
Decorators Sugar

 

IMG_1673DIRECTIONS:
1) Attach beater to kitchen aid mixer, beat together overripe bananas, eggs, oil, brown sugar, dash of all spice, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and a splash of almond extract  until smooth.
2) Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until a smooth batter is formed.
3)  Use spatula to get all the batter into the greased 9 inch cake pan.
4) Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. IMG_1675
5) Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then flip and let the cake cool directly on the cooling rack.
6) Clean kitchen aid bowl and attachments while cake cools. When cake is cool, begin to boil water.
7) Attach whisk attachment to kitchen aid mixer. Add fudge frosting mix and 2 tablespoons of bowling water to the bowl. Beat on medium to medium high until the frosting is mixed and ready.
8) Move cooled cake to cake plate and frost. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar to make it pretty.

Louis approved of the batter for this cake as well, but didn’t have a taste of the final product since chocolate is bad for dogs.

 

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