Saturday, February 21, 2009

Today is World Banana Day

So World Banana Day is about dressing up as a banana to help fight hunger. But here is a super easy banana cake recipe to help you celebrate.


1 box white cake mix
2 smashed bananas
1/2 c crushed nuts (walnuts or pecans are best)
1 c water
3 eggs
1/4 c skim milk
1/3 c oil

Chocolate frosting


Mix all ingredients and cook as directed on the back of the cake mix box
Let cool and frost with any rich chocolate frosting. Pre-made is fine, but here is a great frosting recipe from Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes via

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate , chopped
1 pound unsalted butter , at room temperature
1 pound plus 8 ounces powdered sugar
1/8 t salt
1 t pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Melt chocolate in a double boiler and let cool until it is just about luke warm. Beat butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar. Add salt, vanilla and sour cream and mix until very smooth. Add chocolate and mix until just incorporated.

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