Tuesdays With Dorie – Lots-Of-Ways Banana Cake

There were lots of ways to eat this banana cake. I chose to cut the cake into chunks, freeze it, and then use it to cool my Mountain Dew for a tropical flavor treat.

Okay, that’s actually incorrect.

I slathered a bit of home-whipped, mildly sweetened/almond-flavored cream in between the layers and called it a day. Banana cake is generally sweet enough for me that I don’t need something on top of it to make it sweeter.

Actually, I just dumped two tubs of buttercream frosting (one vanilla, one chocolate) that would have gone pretty well with this. I had frozen these ages ago. They tasted just as good defrosted, but I don’t have room in my freezer for tubs of anything. If those had still existed, they probably would have found their way onto this cake.

By the way, I am posting this FROM THE DISTANT PAST. I am currently on vacation, but a vacation isn’t going to be the thing that stops me from my 2+ year streak of baking every TWD recipe.

I didn’t even realized I’d hit the 2-year-mark until right this moment. LET US CELEBRATE.

Celebration complete.

Also, here’s an update on Wedding Cupcakes. I made cupcakes for an office party using a bunch of test materials that Rachel bought online. We don’t like the red jewels on the cupcakes, and the pearls just seem to disappear in the frosting, but we do like the red glitter (which matches our wedding colors). Here’s a picture, with the required mess (and your first look at Rachel’s hand) included.

So that’s that. We’ve pretty much decided on the recipes we like for the chocolate and vanilla cakes (for chocolate we’re modifying Dorie’s choco-cupcake recipe just a tad). Next up: more practice with frosting techniques, and cupcake freezing tests.

So that’s it. If this posts as it’s supposed to, you guys won’t even realize that I’m gone. But you know what? I’M REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU.


2 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie – Lots-Of-Ways Banana Cake”

  1. Isn’t it nice when something comes out of the freezer in GOOD shape.

    I like the red glitter too. Could you make red/white swirl frosting?

  2. […] Vanilla Cakes July 6, 2010 – Tarte Noire July 13, 2010 – Brrrrr-ownies July 20, 2010 – Lots of Ways Banana Cake July 27, 2010 – Chewy, Chunky Blondies August 3, 2010 – Gingered Carrot Cookies August 10, 2010 […]

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