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Great-Grandma Carolina's Banana Cake

This morning I woke up to the fact that Gray is now a year old. Ut! Where did the time go? Anyway. Hrmm. Need to bake a cake. I don't want to bake a chocolate cake...Hmmmmwhat's a good cake for a one year old baby? Ooo! I know! Gram's Banana Cake. This is actually her mother's recipe. I called her this morning and she read the recipe to me over the phone.

As its written:
1.5 C sugar
2 C flour
4T sour milk
1t vanilla
1t salt
1/2 C shortening
1 C mash banana
1t Soda
2 eggs beaten

Pour into 8 inch cake pans bake 350 30 mins. Frost with Brown butter frosting

Brown butter frosting
6T butter
1 1/2 C powdered sugar, sifted
1t vanilla
4T Cream

That's it, no instructions. Just a list of ingredients.

Here's the GF conversion
In a mixing bowl put
104g trans fat free shortening
1.5 C sugar

Beat until combined, add
1t vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 C water

In a separate bowl combine
236g Gluten Free Mama's Almond Flour
1T buttermilk powder
1t salt
2t xantham gum
1 1/2 Soda

Add to sugar mix until combined, add
1 C mash banana

Pour into prepped 9x12 sheet pan, bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Frost with Brown Butter Frosting

Brown Butter Frosting
8T butter
8oz powdered sugar
1t vanilla
1/4 c whole milk

Put butter into small pan over med-low heat. When melted turn heat to medium and start swirling pan. Butter will go from yellow to clear to brown. When it hits tan, remove from heat. Let cool. Add to sugar, beat. Add vanilla and milk. Frost cake

Next time I'll cool the butter before dumping it immediately into the sugar. I ended up with a really tasty but runny frosting.

This cake is frickin' amazing. I gave Gray a piece after singing Happy Birthday, he grabbed it and immediately shoved it in his mouth. And he devoured the entire thing in 2 minutes flat. This cake is not going to last long in this house!

Comments

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rephetibel
Apr. 29th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
That sounds so good.
aelfie
Apr. 29th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
It was awesome!
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