Monday, September 29, 2008

A WONDERFUL FALL DESSERT!


BANANA CAKE WITH EASY CARAMEL FROSTING
1 (18.25-ounce) Package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 1 cup)
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons banana extract
Easy Caramel Frosting (recipe follows)
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, brown sugar, cinnamon, mashed bananas, water, oil, eggs and banana extract with an electric mixer at medium speed.
3. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until tested done when a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. remove cakes and cool completely on wire racks.
5. Fill and frost cake with the Easy caramel frosting and sprinkle top with the pecans.
Makes 12 servings.
Easy Caramel Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Bring the butter and brown sugars in a saucepan over medium heat to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the milk and bring mixture back to a boil.
2. Remove pan from heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing until frosting is smooth. Frost coooled cake immediately.
ENJOY!

6 comments:

Rob and Deanna said...

Cool! I love your background & am looking forward to your posts. ;-)

Michele said...

Love the new blog! Can't wait to try that cake!

Dorcas said...

This sounds soooo good!! Might just have to try it :o))

~Heather~ said...

This cake is YUMMY...I know for I have made it. =)

Jeanne said...

I made this cake and it was delicious...thank you for sharing it...
I love your new blog..

Gayle said...

Jeanne,
I'm glad you liked the cake. Thanks for the nice comments.