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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Am Not Monkeying Around



Hello lovely people!

This is the best banana cake I have ever had.  Since I was experimenting with recipes, I just made it simple and baked it in a 13 x 9 inch pan.  This cake is sooo moist!
The secret lies in making a banana puree.  I  think this is a great cake for a Curious George theme birthday party.



                                                              Banana Cake


Ingredients:                                                        Yield: 12 Servings

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

4 eggs

4 ripe bananas, pureed

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt



Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan or (2) 9 inch pans with vegetable spray and dust with flour.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine sugar and eggs.  Mix  well.  In a blender, puree bananas and oil.  Add banana puree to egg mixture; mix until well combined, but DO NOT over mix.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add  1/2 of flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until combined.  Add rest of flour mixture to egg mixture; combine well.
Pour batter into prepared pan or pans.
If baking in 13 x 9 inch pan, bake for 50 minutes or until inserter comes out clean.
If baking in (2) 9 inch pans, bake for 30 minutes or until inserter comes out clean.
Place on cool rack for 30 minutes. Invert and let rest on cool rack for another 30 minutes.

Note: I made a sugar glaze and added some sliced almonds, but if your little heart desires frosting, I recommend cream cheese frosting. Before frosting, a two layer cake, it's better to wrap cakes with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, that way, it will be easier to frost.

Enjoy!


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