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Green Spirit Adventures. Looking back on my birthday I realize that when I was little I had this idea that the sun didn’t set until about midnight in August.

Green Spirit Adventures

I have no idea why that is, because even at the end of June, when the days are longest, it’s still dark by ten. But late August days seemed endless to me. This may have had something to do with the incredible heat. My birthday was usually accompanied by 90-some degree weather and unbearably humidity. (In particular I remember the year I had a Harry Potter themed birthday and it was scorching outside and yet we all still ran around on broomsticks in our long black cloaks.)

The layers of this cake are both very similar, just flavored a little differently. Banana Cake Recipe. Banana Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.

Banana Cake Recipe

Butter and flour, or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pan. In the bowl of your food processor, place the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe. The Best Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. For the cake: 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter 2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional) For the frosting: 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, chilled 11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 275°F.

The Best Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Grease and flour two round 9-by-2-inch cake pans. (See Kelly's Notes.) In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas with the lemon juice and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and then beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Make the frosting: Strawberry Banana Muffins. Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to incorporate bananas into various baked goods.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. This Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Cake is the kind of classic cake that never goes out of style.

Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

It’s the kind of cake that you can bring to bake sales or barbecues, and even serve at dressy dinner parties. It is also very easy to make, so it’s the type of recipe that you can keep “in your back pocket” for occasions when you need a cake quickly. Triple Banana Double Caramel Mini Cupcakes. This is my basic and the most often used banana-bread formula.

Triple Banana Double Caramel Mini Cupcakes

I do vary flavors, play with different flours, but I usually keep the proportions of the main ingredients the same. Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel. The original recipe seemed huge, so I halved it.

Apple Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

And I saw another blogger, Kristy using apple in this, so I followed suit, to add an apple to the batter. This recipe has been made by a lot of bloggers, just by googling you can find loads of them, but google without the apple word to find try-outs with the original recipe. Coffee cakes are cakes that are meant to be eaten with a cup of coffee, due to the sweetness, and they usually comes with streusel topping. So, don't be looking through my recipe searching for the coffee ingredient.

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Banana Cake. That’s what I’ve come up with after several attempts to produce a banana bread completely opposite in texture and flavor to the “traditional” banana bread – wet and sticking to your teeth, which is available, unfortunately, in almost every coffee shop throughout North America.

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Banana Cake

My version is moist (don’t confuse with wet), fragrant, and chocolaty. My close friend, who spent most of her life in Budapest and Zurich and has very sophisticated taste as well as her own conception of what a dessert should be like, approved this cake. Makes one loaf, about 10 servings Ingredients: Preparation: Center the oven rack and preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or use a double boiler. Banana Chocolate Bread. Carrot Cake Recipe. I set my sights on carrot cake this week.

Carrot Cake Recipe

I suspect you've never made a carrot cake in this way before, and I'm here to encourage you to give it a go. Well, maybe. If you like your carrot cake delicate with a defined crumb, you'll actually want to pass on this one. This is an entirely different beast. It is dense, rich, rustic, walnut-studded, and carrot-flecked. Aside from exploring dates and bananas as the primary sweeteners in this cake, I tried to keep the rest simple.

If you have a hard time finding whole wheat pastry flour, feel free to substitute unbleached all-purpose flour. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. I always have the best of intentions when I buy barely yellow bananas at the grocery store.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have visions of healthy breakfast shakes, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and healthy mid afternoon snacks. Without fail the bananas turn brown and speckled. They start to mush and sink into themselves. They just become all around unsexy. They threaten to spread they’re over exposure to the unsuspecting apples and oranges in the same bowl, and we simply can’t tolerate that! I should just come to terms with the real reason that I buy bananas- so that I can mix them with chocolate and try to pass them off as breakfast. Banana Maple Syrup Bread Recipe. Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease two 5cm-deep, 6.5cm x 12.5cm (base) loaf pans.

Step 2 Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and maple syrup in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Step 3 Transfer butter mixture to a large bowl. Banana Bread Recipe. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day.

Why? Banana Nut Muffins Recipe.