Make the most of those ripe bananas
with this gorgeous banana yogurt cake.
It's sweet, moist and ever so easy to make.
Is it my taste buds or am I just imagining it, but when I buy organic bananas they do seem to have much better flavor.
3/4 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 cup Mashed ripe banana
2 cups Cake flour, sifted
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
8 ounces Banana 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 Tablespoons Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Half and half
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Pecans chopped
1 tsp Vanilla extract
White Snow Frosting1/4 cup Shortening
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 to
Cake Pan Type ~ two 9-inch round cake pans
Cream together the butter and sugar into large mixing bowl at medium
speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Add banana, beat well.
Combine the flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to cream mixture alternately with the yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in pecans and vanilla.
Pour banana yogurt cake batter into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut evenly over batter in each cake pan. Bake cake at suggested temperature until cake tests done with a toothpick or cake tester.
Let cake layers cool in pans for 10 minutes. Carefully remove 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 banana yogurt cake, leaving the 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!