Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Banana Cake and a Vitamix

I had some ripe bananas I needed to use so I tried out this recipe I recently found for a banana cake.
 It's very simple, very quick and very good.
For the cake:

2/3 C.sugar
1/2 C. sour cream
1 egg
2 T. melted butter
2 ripe bananas smashed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Combine the wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.  Pour the batter into an 8X8 square pan and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.



 For the frosting:

4 T. butter
1/2 C. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 C. confectioners sugar

Beat together until smooth and frost the cake.


 I finally broke down and bought a Vitamix.  This is one hell of a machine!

 You really can't compare it to other blenders.  This thing liquifies fruit.  I don't care for thick smoothies but the drinks I have been making with this thing are thin and outstanding.

 I've been mixing fruits and vegetables to make healthy green drinks.

I have a lot more experimenting to do with this machine but so far, it is fantastic.  It even cleans itself!

19 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I've heard good things about them but have never had one. Have fun!

Mama L said...

I have a Vita mix too, they are awesome ! Now off to whip up some banana cake ....yummy thanks for sharing, Blessings

petoskystone said...

One more for the wish list!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Yum on the cake! I've been seriously thinking about one for the past year! Happy to hear you love it!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

You know by now that I love anything with bananas :-) I can almost smell it here :-) This I must try!

I've never heard of Vitamix before and started thinking of Weetabix instead, I don't know if You have it on Your side of the ocean but they make sereals :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie said...

that is a cake like what I make, mine is an old recipe, the sour cream makes it nice and moist along side the bananas, I have never heard of a Vita Mix, sounds great though, I don't even own a blender, I have a big mortal pestle though,

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It even cleans itself? Has heaven arrived?

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

YOU are Juicing!!!! Hoooray!!! Great hu?

Mmmmmmmm, cleans itself? How cool can that be? ,-)

Nellie said...

Enjoy that new appliance! Your cake is a tasty way to use overripe bananas! I'm sure it was enjoyed!

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

yummy banana cake!:) and a vitamix that cleans itself - sounds great to me, would love to have one! your drinks looked amazing : ) Ozlem x

TARYTERRE said...

The cake looks delicious. But I personally LOVE anything that can CLEAN itself.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your banana cake looks yummy!

luckybunny said...

Cake looks delicious. I've been interested in the vitamix too. It cleans itself? I'm not even sure what to say LOL ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a simple cake. I have to try it. I have never heard of a vitamix..interesting. I'm am still wanting a toaster like yours! biding my time and now you tell lme about this Vitamix maching. LOL

thekitchensgarden.com said...

I make my smoothies with a stick blender and they are SO thick! Your vitamix sounds great and cleaning itself? Perfect! c

Deb said...

I love mine and use it practically every day. I make thick fruit smoothies with a handful of oats tossed in - breakfast in a glass! There's a nice recipe for gazpacho in the handbook.

Eilis said...

That cake looks fantastic. I bleive I still have some bananas lying around ; )
That vitamix looks great, what a wonderful way to make healthy drinks.

wendywoo said...

I made this cake this past weekend and it came out flat as a pancake. I wonder if something was left out of the recipe? Maybe I should just stay out of the kitchen...?

chickpea678 said...

How does it clean itself? Please tell!