Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Banana Dessert Recipe Made Simple

Desserts are usually the favorite part of dinner for most kids and banana cake recipe is one delicious and nurtitious dessert to serve, but in today’s busy and fast-paced life it is not always possible to be ready with a dessert, or sometimes you are just too hard-pressed for time to go through the whole process of preparing one. To help you at the dinner table, here is a simple banana cake recipe with cake mix that is served with innovative caramel frosting that will keep everyone (adults and the kids) very happy.

On your shopping list:

  •  1 packet or 200 grams of yellow or white cake mix (yellow gives a more authentic banana color)
  •  110 grams of light brown sugar
  •  5 mg of fresh ground cinnamon
  •  250 grams of peeled and mashed bananas
  •  110 ml of vegetable oil
  •  1 cup of water
  •  3 large eggs
  •  1 cup of roasted assorted nuts
  •  10 ml of vegetable shortening
  •  10 grams of all-purpose flour



  •  Grease (using vegetable shortening and flour) two or three 8 inch baking pans, depending on how many layers you want in the cake.
  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  Empty the contents of the cake mix packet into a mixing bowl, then add the sugar, ground cinnamon powder and mashed bananas.
  •  Use an electric blender to beat the mix, along with the eggs, to get a good mix of the banana puree and eggs.
  •  Add the vegetable oil and water to the mix and blend on a high speed so that everything is well mixed.
  •  Pour the batter in the cake tins and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  •  After the baking time, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for about 30 minutes before assembling.

Ingredients for the caramel frosting:

  •  1 stick of unsalted butter
  •  220 grams of brown sugar
  •  120 ml of whole milk
  •  220 grams of icing sugar
  •  5 ml of vanilla essence


  •  In a thick-bottomed pan, boil the butter and brown sugar.
  •  Add the milk and boil once again.
  •  Remove from heat and stir in the icing sugar and vanilla essence.
  •  Use a wooden spoon to mix everything until you get a smooth, spreading mixture. Keep in mind that you have to use the frosting while it is still warm, otherwise it will become hard and difficult to use.

Assembling the cake:

  •  Place one cake on a serving tray and spread a layer of frosting over it. Sprinkle some roasted nuts on the top.
  •  Place another cake on top and cover with the frosting from all sides. (If you are using three cakes, repeat this step again.)
  •  Let the cake cool in the fridge for an hour before serving.


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