Posts Tagged ‘cakes’

Banana Cake with Chantilly Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

DSC_0134small 

Okay, so I make cake like a 4 year old would. I haven’t made a cake since I was practically 4 years old, because I like salty things more than sugary things. Don’t mind the salt and pepper shakers in my photo, I didn’t salt and pepper my cake! I just forgot to remove them in my photo shoot.  This recipe can be used for muffins, or bread, but I decided to wing it and make a 2 layer cake with it. I thought, bananas + cream cheese + coconut = delicious. Chantilly frosting is what has the coconut in it. Let’s get started on my sloppy journey through cake-making.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • Chantilly frosting for filling (recipe here)
  • cream cheese frosting (recipe here)

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 2 9 inch cake pans.

2) Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

DSC_0093small

3) In another bowl, mix bananas, sugar, eggs and butter together with a potato masher.

DSC_0080small

DSC_0088small

DSC_0089small

Should have this consistency when mixed together.

DSC_0091small

4) Stir banana mixture into flour mixture.

DSC_0099small

Should have this consistency when mixed.

DSC_0101small

5) Pour batter equally into the 2 cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

DSC_0105small

6) Insert toothpick into middle to see if it comes out clean.  Cool thoroughly.

DSC_0107small

7) Using a knife, gently loosen the sides of the cake, and put a sheet pan upside down on the top of the cake. Using both hands, flip both pans upside down.

DSC_0111small

Voila. Do the same with another sheet pan if you have an extra one, or move the first cake to another dish.

DSC_0113small

8) Keep the cake on the sheet pan if you’re going to make a mess with the frosting, and slide the entire 2 layered frosted cake into fancy dish with 2 spatulas after you are done decorating.  I got ahead of myself and moved the first layer into a fancy dish that I had to clean off afterwords. Slather on Chantilly filling starting in the center and working towards the edges. Don’t get filling too close to the sides like I have. When the second layer squishes down, the filling oozes out and makes a mess.

DSC_0120small

Filling too close to edges.

DSC_0124small

9) With your hands, gently place the top layer cake, flat side down onto first layer.

DSC_0126small

10) Using a rubber spatula, slather cream cheese frosting all over cake. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, serve.

DSC_0128small