Monday, April 18, 2011

The Best Banana Bread / Cake Recipe EVER

This is my favourite banana bread/cake recipe. It's the only one I ever use and everyone who eats it loves it too.

This one has walnuts.

 To make a heart you put half the batter in a round pan and the other half in a square pan. When they're cooked and cooled. Cut the circle cake in half. Turn your square so you see a diamond. Add each half of the circle to the top edges of the diamond. Frost and drizzle with melted white chocolate, then put some toasted coconut around the edges.

On medium heat, cook 1 cup each frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries raspberries and 3 tablespoons sugar until the berries melt together into a sauce. Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon corn starch and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and chill until ready to use. Spread between layers of cake.
Walnuts and chocolate chips.

2 cups flour
1 1/2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 buttermilk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 8oz packs cream cheese
1/4 cup margarine
2 cups icing sugar
1tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar, margarine, 1/4 cup buttermilk and banana. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add eggs, vanilla & 1/4 more buttermilk. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

Spread batter evenly in 2 greased 9" cake pans, 2 loaf pans, or 24 prepared muffin tins.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

For frosting, beat cream cheese and margarine together then add icing sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

Cool completely before frosting or serving.


Tip: Add nuts, chocolate chips, blueberries or anything else you think might be good with bananas.

Original recipe is from a free little booklet from Robin Hood flour from 1997. Although the image is different, I believe this is the same recipe from the book.

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