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!