Monday, January 22, 2018

Banana Cake

You can enjoy this as a Banana Bread without the icing, but i was looking for something a bit sweeter.  The icing I used didn't firm up so it was on the thinner side, but still added the touch of sweetness I was looking for.  I had to add nuts to the cake so I chose walnuts which gave it some nice texture.  Next time I might add coconut to the frosting for even more texture.

Banana Cake
Genius Kitchen by annh53182
2            cups flour
1 and 1/2     teaspoons baking soda
1/2         teaspoon salt
1            cup sugar  (I used a bit less)
1/4         cup oil
4            ripe bananas, mashed
1/4         cup water
1            teaspoon vanilla
            ** I added 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
            ** I added vegan cream cheese frosting

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.  In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil, then add bananas.  Add water and vanilla, stirring to combine.

Add the flour mixture, stirring just until wet. 

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Frost cake when cooled.  This frosting stays creamy.

Frosting – if using.

8            ounces non-dairy cream cheese (Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods)
2            teaspoons vanilla extract
1            cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Combine the vegan cream cheese, vanilla and confectioners sugar in a food processor and pulse all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Or use a hand held mixer.

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