Friday, July 16, 2010

banana cake with fudge frosting

it just sounds amazing, doesnt it?

this recipe i found on the better crocker website.  it sounded too good to pass up so i thought, why not?  

banana cake ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter (i used applesauce)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)

fudge frosting

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter (again, used applesauce)
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. heat oven to 350ºF. grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.  in medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

2. in large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup applesauce with electric mixer on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.  (i used my kitchen aid.  btw, i hope you dont think im bragging about my amazing, beautiful kitchen aid mixer.  im just letting you know... trying to be very specific.)  :)  beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk until smooth. stir in bananas. pour into pan.

3.  bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. cool completely.

(at this point, the pups were very bored with my running around the kitchen.  they were not impressed with my skills.)

4.  meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa. stir in milk, 1/4 cup applesauce and the honey. heat to boiling, stirring frequently. boil 3 minutes, keep stirring; remove from heat. beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until smooth and spreadable. spread fudge frosting on cooled cake.

ok, ill be honest.  i put the cake in the fridge for about 15 mins and then decided to dump the frosting on it before it totally cooled.  i put it back in the fridge and it seems to be just fine.

there is just as much frosting as there is cake!!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Sugar high, mmmmmm looks good, bring me some w/lots of milk