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DeannaS's picture

Next week is my son's birthday, and of course, I want to make a cake. I'd like to pretend that there's some smidge of nutrition in it. So, I'm thinking banana cake. Of course, it has be a relatively easy recipe, as I'll be making it in my mom's 500 sq foot "park model" in Arizona.

Who's got a favorite banana cake recipe?

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Jean's picture

(post #63447, reply #1 of 10)

It must be the time of year. :) Here's an earlier thread on the subject.


http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=15659.1


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deejeh's picture

(post #63447, reply #2 of 10)

My vote would be for RLB's Cordon Rose banana cake with sour cream ganache.  It's the default banana cake at our house - light, not too sweet, and very tender.  The ganache is rich and has a wonderful tang from the sour cream.  The recipe is in the thread that Jean mentioned.


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DeannaS's picture

(post #63447, reply #3 of 10)

I saw that one, and thought that would be my pick from the ones listed. I'm definitely _not_ doing the bourbon one. ;)

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Adele's picture

(post #63447, reply #4 of 10)

That's the one I used when I made those banana split ice cream cones, the flavor was outstanding.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

GeezeLouise's picture

(post #63447, reply #5 of 10)

those banana split ice cream cones


tell me more about these, please!


sounds like a nice treat for my DH

Adele's picture

(post #63447, reply #6 of 10)

Filled the ice cream cones @3/4 full, put them in mini muffin tins for support, baked.


It was a while ago.  Put strawberry jam in a hole, iced white- think it was just confectioners- ooh, glossed top w/chocolate first.  Brought them into work and everyone really enjoyed them.  Different.  I like to do different.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

GeezeLouise's picture

(post #63447, reply #7 of 10)

Cute idea, thanks!! Might be nice for best friend's kid's bithday party too.


I think best friend has the cookbook with the recipe. She is frazzled with new triplets in addition to the almost six year old boy wonder so I volunteered to deal with his birthday party for her - from soup to nuts- we are even having it at our house! But I don't have kids so it has to be pretty easy and I refuse to do Chuckee Cheese even though she said it is fine with her.


In case anyone is wondering the obvious, gee why can't Dad help? He is in Afghanistan and he has seen his triplets only once!


 

MadMom's picture

(post #63447, reply #9 of 10)

Bless you for helping!  It's so easy to ignore the people among us who have loved ones overseas.  BTW, I think the banana split cones would be a great idea.  In my experience, kids usually don't bother to eat the cake and just concentrate on the icing, but maybe in this case, they would eat more...and it would be a lot less messy than cake on a plate.



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GeezeLouise's picture

(post #63447, reply #10 of 10)

less messy than cake on a plate


EXACTLY (she says thinking about the new pearl colored carpet in the dining room)

evelyn's picture

(post #63447, reply #8 of 10)

I don't know how 'do-able' this recipe is for you, but it is really good.

http://www.recipezaar.com/88862 Dirty Banana Cake

 

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