It is possible that I have fallen off the no sugar wagon. Or maybe my legs are dragging in the dirt while the upper half of me clings desperately to the wagon planks. (Don’t you just have this Little House on the Prarie image now of the Ingall’s wagon dragging my sugar laden body down a dirt road? ) Sorry, I digress. …
Note: both of these recipes came from Pinterest. If you want to see the original blogs they came from you can check out the links here http://pinterest.com/pinkpowerranger/
So I made this
Dulce de leche banana cake with cream cheese frosting and let me just say UMMM!!! First, whoever invented cream cheese frosting is brilliant!! I mean really, sugar and cream cheese, could it taste any better. I think I could eat it with a spoon. Of course, that is not just falling off the wagon, that would be getting run over by the wagon. This is a dense, moist cake. It is good the day you make it, but the day after, chilled, holy cow!!! you’d better have a tight grip on your self control because it will be hard to stop at one slice. It makes a large layer. I baked mine in a 10″ layer pan and the cake is easily 2″ tall. If you have smaller pans, you will have enough batter for two layers. You could give the 2nd one away—-or just keep it and eat it. Trust me, you’ll want it. 🙂
Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter cake pan and then lightly dust with flour. Place parchment round on bottom of pan.
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 1 ½ large bananas)
- ¾ cup dulce de leche
- Place sour cream in a bowl and add baking soda; set aside.
- Mix butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add eggs in one at time and beat until combined. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
- Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Mix bananas, dulce de leche and sour cream mixture. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with banana mixture. Mix after each addition until just combined.
- Pour mixture into prepared cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake for 5 minutes in cake pan. Remove cake and continue to cool cake completely on a wire rack
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8oz cream cheese, cold
- 8 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar, sifted
- Mix cream cheese and butter until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
- Gradually add sifted powdered sugar and mix until fully combined.
- Frost cooled Dulce de Leche Banana Cake to preference.
And I also made these….
Apple crumb shortbread also a home run. Again, good the day you make it, awesome the day after. I don’t know what it is about some foods that makes them so much better the second day after they get a chance to sit and “marinate”. The boys here LOVED these. This recipe calls for an 8×8 pan and I couldn’t find mine so I used a deep dish pie plate and pushed some of my crust crumbs up onto the sides and had a tart thing going on. Did I mention—yum!?!?!?