Monday, February 22, 2010


Banana Cake

This is one of our family's favorite home-made cakes, banana.  (Most of mine are Duncan Hynes I'm not ashamed to say.)  I got the recipe for this cake from my mom.  Not sure where she got it from.  As with most recipes I've altered it a bit, cut out the fat and it's a lot more moist.  (And here I had told myself no more sweets until Kade's birthday/Easter.  But there's so much fruit it's not really a sweet, right?)

Banana Cake

Place 2 teaspoons lemon juice in a measuring cup, making sour milk.  Add enough milk to make 2/3 cup.  Sift 2-1/3 cups flour, 1-2/3 cups sugar, 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large bowl.  Add 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 mashed bananas, and sour milk; mix until all flour is dampened.  Beat vigorously for 2 minutes.  Add 2 eggs, beat 2 minutes more.  Bake in 2 greased and floured 9" round pans at 350 for 35 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes in pan.  Remove and cool completely before frosting.

Now I like to bake this in a bundt pan.  It bakes for around 55-60 minutes.  I have a one of those silicone pans so I don't know if that takes longer to bake.  I also use the Duncan Hynes Cream Cheese frosting.  I warm it in the microwave until runny and drizzle over the top.

The cake is almost gone.  I did take 1/3 of it to our friends along with dinner but when I make this it goes fast.



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