Undoubtedly the most delicious Banana Wheat Cake you will ever taste. The combination of banana with strawberry yogurt turns an ordinary cake into a splash of culinary flavor.
3/4 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 large Mashed ripe bananas
2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry flour, sifted
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
8 ounces Strawberry flavored yogurt
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Flaked coconut
Banana Flavored Syrup2/3 cup Water
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Crème de banana
Creamy Nut Filling1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tb Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
2 Tb Butter
1/2 cup Pecans chopped
1 tsp Vanilla extract
White Snow Frosting1/4 cup Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Butter
1 Egg white
1/2 tsp Coconut extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 cups Confectioners' sugar
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 –
Pan Type ~ two 9 inch round cake pans
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large
mixing bowl at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Add in the mashed banana, beat well.
Combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to cream mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in pecans and vanilla.
Pour banana whole wheat cake batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut evenly over batter in each cake pan. Bake at suggested temperature until tested done with a toothpick or cake tester.
Let cake layers cool in pans for 10 minutes. Carefully remove banana whole wheat cake layers from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
Place both cake layers coconut side down on serving plates. Brush tops with Banana Flavored Syrup. Spread the Creamy Nut Filling on the top of one layer. Place the second layer coconut side up, on top of the Creamy Nut Filling. Spread White Snow Frosting on sides and 1" around top edge of the banana strawberry whole wheat cake, leaving center unfrosted.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!