Thursday, November 8, 2007
I make this banana cake a lot. It's a totally mixed recipe, partly my Grandmothers, partly Southern Living and partly came about because of a mistake I made one time, leaving an ingredient out, and it worked well, made it better really, so I kept making it the "new" way every time after that.
3 - 5 over ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip the banana's for about 5 minutes. Then add eggs and vanilla
Combine next five dry ingredients in a bowl, then add to the banana mixture.
Pour the batter in a greased and floured pan. Any size will do. This mixture will also fit nicely into 2 loaf pans.
Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes, and then check with a clean dry knife. If it comes out clean it's done. If not give it another 10 minutes and check again.
I use a coffee flavoured icing for this cake. It might sound wierd, but it's really delicious.
1 cup of confectioners sugar
Drizzel in some coffee a little at a time and mix until you have the consistency you want, and then ice the cake!