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TWD #30 Lots of Ways Banana Cake



Watch out—I am finally posting a TWD pick on the right day and on a Tuesday!! I don’t even know what to do with myself!

If you are thinking about making some banana cake or bread, you should so make this one! While I will say that this one is more like a banana bread than cake, it is still delicious!

This week’s pick was chosen by Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities. Stop by her blog to see the recipe and her pictures of this cake. You can also check out the TWD site to see what all the other folks had to say about this one.



Lately,  all of the Dorie recipes have been super easy and this is no exception. This one had very few steps and took hardly any time to make. The bananas were mashed. Sugar and butter creamed together. Easy.



You have this super smooth batter once it is mixed. Until ya add the bananas and then you have a curdled nasty mix. Good thing that Dorie warned me about this or that could have been the end of the banana cake. Id did even out when the flour and milk were added. 🙂



Before baking, I stirred in some toasted coconut. The recipe was super flexible. If a had something, you could add it. If not, Dorie said that the recipe would be fine. I love things like that. Sometimes it is nice to not feel bad that you don’t have the nice chocolate or the right flavors. It called for it to be baked in a cake pan. I opted for the cupcakes. They baked up perfectly after about 17 minutes.


I loved that you could taste the coconut and the nutmeg in the cupcakes. While they were not quite as good as mama’s banana bread, it was still one for the recipe box. These would be good plain for breakfast or topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting for dessert! Enjoy!!




4 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/20/2010 5:33 pm

    Love the swirled frosting! This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you’ll stop by and say goodbye!

  2. 07/21/2010 3:21 am

    Your cupcakes look great! Glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for baking with me this week.

  3. 07/21/2010 1:21 pm

    looks great with frosting!

  4. 07/21/2010 4:18 pm

    Your cupcakes look delicious! I also love being able to add extra ingredients or leave stuff out.

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