Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Banana Cake (my new favorite)

If  you've been following my blog for any length of time you know that I just adore banana breads and cakes.  This one is so good and I'm so happy to share it with all of  you.  My favorite banana cake for the last few years had been one that you immediately put in the freezer after you remove it from the oven, but this one tops it.  Also, if any of you have a dairy allergy, this one is dairy free so that is a plus!  This one is also just so simple to make and more than likely you'll have all these ingredients on hand.  I absolutely hate recipes that have all kinds of crazy ingredients that you'll likely end up using only one time. Another pet peeve of mine is a recipe that has a loooong list of ingredients. Nope. I just can't be bothered with that.  Sometimes simple is the best.

Don't know how many piano players are out there reading my blog but I am currently learning how to play piano!  I have always wanted to play piano and just feel that it's now or never. I have to say I absolutely love it!!!! I don't think I have ever found anything so relaxing to do in a long time.  It's a great stress reliever but that is just an extra benefit!  We have an old upright piano that has just been sitting around here for years and hasn't been played since my oldest son was living at home.  I'm sure the old piano missed being played!

In the meantime, hope you enjoy this banana cake!  Original recipe was found here.

2 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of sugar (I used a little less)
1/4 cup oil (I used vegetable)
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 9 in square baking pan.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.  In another bowl whisk together the sugar, oil and then add the bananas.  Add water and vanilla, stirring to combine.
Add the flour mixture and mix together just until wet.
Bake for 45 to 50
minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Joanne said...

How awesome that you're learning to to play the piano! I play and it is definitely such a stress reliever. :)

And beautiful cake!

Blond Duck said...

I love banana cake! I always wanted to learn to play piano!

My Inner Chick said...

I'm making this!
OMgosh, so moist and delish looking. Xx

Blond Duck said...

I hope you're having a good time!

Blond Duck said...

I hope you're doing well!

Blond Duck said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!