Monday, June 15, 2015

Snapshot Storytelling - Volume 1: Banana Cake

Once upon a time, not long ago,
Two playful sisters, sought to learn and grow.
Heads filled with intrigue, radiating with glee.
It's the little things they treasure, just wait and see...


Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Melt 1 cup butter in a saucepan.  Add 1 cup hot water.  Mash 2 very ripe bananas and add to butter and hot water.

Mixing with a whisk, add:
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Butter the bottom of a pan and dust with flour.  
Add cake mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean
Remove from oven and let it cool, top with frosting when cool.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
16oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup heavy cream, cold.

Beat the cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream to nearly stiff peaks, then fold the whipped cream into the cheese mixture and stir until combined. Do not over stir. Frost cake when cooled!