Saturday, October 23, 2010

Banana Cake

It was Kyla's birthday yesterday and since she doesn't like regular frosting it's always been hard finding a good birthday cake for her. We usually just end up making a german chocolate cake, but I found this recipe for banana cake over at Your Homebased Mom and thought we'd try it out. It was really good, but it kept sliding and falling over so we had to hurry and take the pictures and then just let it do what it wanted!:) I think maybe less layers might help in that area.

Banana Cake
4 very ripe mashed bananas
1 box Duncan Hines WHITE cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil
3 whole eggs
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients except bananas for 2 minutes, medium speed. Add bananas and blend well.

Bake in 2 greased & floured round cake pans, following baking recommendations on box. Mine ended up taking about 30 minutes. Cool on racks. I made the cake the day before.

Whip 1 pint of whipping cream, sweeten very lightly with powdered sugar. Just sweeten to taste. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla as well.

Filling:
1 large box of cook and serve banana cream pudding (not the instant)

Make according to directions on box and cool.

3 additional bananas

Split the layers, putting pudding & sliced bananas into 2 layers, and the whipped cream in the others. (I just put the pudding inbetween all the layers and used the cream for the topping) Frost the whole cake with whip cream & sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. As I stated...the cake was falling apart so I just put a ton of cream on top and let it ooze over the sides since I didn't figure I'd be able to frost the whole thing! If you'd like to see how the cake is acutally supposed to look like head HERE!
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