Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TWD: Lot’s of Ways of Banana Cake


Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities decided on Lots of Ways of Banana Cake for this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe.

Thanks, Kimberly! I just happened to need to bake a cake this week because it just happened to be my birthday (which happens to be Bastille Day, the French national holiday, by the way). Maybe only we bakers understand that it's perfectly OK to make your own birthday cake. Maybe even preferred.


I just happen to love banana cake layered with chocolatey icing and smothered in cream cheese icing. It's da bomb!


Plus I just happen to love sprinkles.


And swirls of icing.

Sigh. Such a perfect birthday cake.

This was an delicious, moist cake. Even though I forgot the coconut and was too lazy to open a can of coconut milk. I'm sure those would have been welcome additions.

If you'd like to see the recipe, please visit Kimberly's blog or find yourself a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

25 comments:

SiHaN said...

that sounds like the perfect bdae cake!!! banana cake with chocolate filling and cream cheese frosting. You have certainly outdone yourself lady! and a happy belated bdae going out to you!

Nickki said...

Happy birthday! Your cake looks so good! A perfect way to celebrate :-)

Jennifer said...

Your cake is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Belated Birthday and yes, it's perfectly okay to make your own birthday cake...I prefer it!

I love that used two different frostings-even more yummy! Great job!

Amanda said...

happy birthday! The middle layer of chocolate is a great addition :) This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you'll stop by and say goodbye!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks beautiful! My birthday was a few days before yours and I made my own cake too! :) Happy birthday! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Pamela said...

What a fun cake! Love the sprinkles and the chocolate filling in the middle.

Amber Marie said...

This is so pretty! Glad it worked out for your birthday. Hope it was a good one!

chocolatechic said...

Happy Birthday.

You made yourself a wonderful cake.

Flourchild said...

Happy Birthday to you and I love the sprinkles on your cake. So pretty!
I loved this cake!

Susi said...

Happy Birthday! Homemade cakes are the best for birthdays and yours looks fantastic, I certainly would have had a slice :o)

cindy said...

I love your birthday cake! I always make my favorite dessert on my BD. It is Black Forest Brownies. Yum!
I like the chocolate filling in your beautiful cake!

Peggy said...

Happy birthday to you - I'm still older than you! hee hee. Love the cake. Beautiful presentation.

Judy said...

Your cake turned out beautifully, and it sounds like the perfect choice for a birthday cake. Hope your birthday was an enjoyable one.

Rachel said...

Nice combo and I love the sprinkles!
Happy Birthday!!

sarahe said...

happy birthday! this looks like a great way to celebrate!

AmyRuth said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!!
What a pretty cake. I really love the swirl of the icing on top with the sprinkles. Nice
Plus wow wasn't this cake delish?
AmyRuth

Heather Davis said...

Drooling! That is all.

Di said...

I love those sprinkles--great colors. Your cake looks gorgeous. And both chocolate and cream cheese frosting, how can that be bad? =)

Piggy said...

wow, your cake is beautiful, love the sprinkles on top!

mike said...

A VERY happy birthday! Now you've got me on a sprinkles kick... I must use those on something. I LOVE the way you sprinkled them and how it's presented!

Criollobylisa said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! So pretty and that chocolate filling looks incredible!!!

Kayte said...

Sprinkles!!! Not once did anyone mention sprinkles for this, and I am thinking I might have liked it a whole lot more with sprinkles because everything tastes better with sprinkles!!! Such a pretty cake.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Belated Happy Birthday. You made a great choice with the chocolate :)

Katrina said...

I'm just SO wishing I'd have been invited to your birthday! I'm sure with a cake like that (I like to make my own, too!), it was a great day!
LOVE the sprinkles and the chocolate layer!

Gourmified said...

Oh my! Your cake looks gorgeous and that swirl on top! Wowza! LOVE your blog!

Lisa
http://gourmified.blogspot.com