Sunday, September 5, 2010

banana cake


I made this cake for the first time last month for my neighbor's birthday. I didn't give her the whole cake, just a piece. It's the thought that counts, right? Ok. So the truth is that I just really wanted to make the cake and it happened to be her birthday. We both win!



The banana cake was yummy! The best part about it for me is that there's no frosting. I don't like frosting. There's a brown sugar and cinnamon topping on it though. So good.

It's a good recipe to use if you've got some ripening bananas on your kitchen counter. Most of the time I use my oldish bananas for banana bread. This is a good alternative for when you want something a little sweeter. Or for when it's your neighbor's birthday and you have oldish bananas on your kitchen counter.


Banana Cake

2-3 bananas (1 cup)
4 rounded tablespoons sour cream
1 yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons oil
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

Topping
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mash bananas and mix with sour cream until smooth. Mix everything else in and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Cover with wax paper when cooling to keep moist.


I made this cake again today and added about a cup of mini chocolate chips. Even better!

21 comments:

carolina said...

Cute kids! This cake sure looks yummy... :)

Judy said...

It was good, but I"d rather it had some nuts instead of the chocolate chips. I still had 3 pieces though, thanks!

Angela said...

Thanks for following Mommy Time Out!

Sunny Day said...

I saw your blog listed on someone else's blog list and came on over. Glad I did because I am always looking for ways to liven up cake mixes. I am going to "steal" your recipe ;=).

Courtney said...

Mmm... This looks YUMMY! I've got to try this! And the chocolate chips sound AMAZING. I don't like nuts and my mom always has to try to make her banana bread half without nuts.

I'm a new follower :)

Mystee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the follow. I'm your newest follower. Have a great week.

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Rosemarie said...

You are a good neighbor! Although I must disagree about the frosting comment - I LOVE frosting!!! Love it! :)

Thanks for visiting and following me - I'm a follower now for you, too!

Eclipsed said...

Looks amazing! Thanks for following. Following you back!

Traci66 said...

Thank you for following me. I am now following you too.

w1derboy said...

Recipes again? skip...

TracePoo said...

Mmmmm Looks so delish! I think I might have to try this.

Your children are so beautiful! Thanks for coming by my blog. Definitely looking forward to reading more of yours!

TracePoo

April said...

thanks for following me, i'm following your beautiful blog and family back!

this recipe looks delicious!

best,
april

www.marineparents.blogspot.com

Lana said...

Yum! THANKS for the follow. I am returning the favor. I love your pics and philosophy on cake sharing! ;-) Looking forward to more visits back and forth!

Marah said...

following back! :)

Annette said...

Hi Cathy! I'm returning your follow from Friday. I absolutely love your blog. The photos of your children are gorgeous. Oh, and who wouldn't be interested in a banana cake recipe, especially when you can add in some chocolate chips?! It's nice to meet you!

Cookin' Mama said...

Cathy... I'm officially your 100th follower (how COOL is that?!). Thanks for visiting me over at the Crock Pot Recipe Exchange so I could find ya. I look forward to more of your yummy recipes :)

Chana said...

This is about the cutest blog I've ever seen! SO happy you found my through the hops, thrilled to return your follow! Thank you!

Ewa said...

looks delicious, I have to try to make it one of the days
thanks for following
I'm your new follower

Sarah said...

That sounds so yummy! Your kids are so very adorable!! :)

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

That banana cake looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!
Lolo
www.crazyaboutmybaybah.com

Katie said...

That looks & sounds delicious! Adorable kiddos you have there too! :-)

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