Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fresh Banana Cake

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Made from scratch~ fresh banana cake with cream cheese frosting~Yum! This was baked last weekend, BEFORE the heat wave hit! Baking is the last thing I want to do now! It was 102 degrees yesterday and it's supposed to be 103 today! Lauren and I had to camp out in the living room last night because it was too hot upstairs to sleep. She got the couch and I slept on the air mattress on the floor. Luckily this heatwave is supposed to end this weekend!

Okay...back to the cake! Click here for the recipe. I use A TON more powdered sugar in my frosting than this recipe calls for and it isn't too sweet (a whole box of powdered sugar and then a little more from another box.) Also, don't over bake it because it will DRY out~ trust me on that!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh yum! I love banana cake. I love creamcheese icing with it. Was this cake made for the two of you or did you make it for someone?

We have been so blessed down here in So. Cal. The heat has not been bad. I'm dreading it though because I know it's coming.

You poor girl! No a/c? I would die without a/c.


thepetiterosehouse said...

i cant wait to bake it..by the way..my litle gaby who is 14 years old...yestaerday was her birthday..say hello to your daughter..

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks really good, Cindy. Love a good banana cake!

Wow, it's not even that hot here in sunny Florida. We're hovering in the low 90's in the Tampa Bay area.

I can certainly identify with you about restless sleeping when it's so hot. Our A/C went out about a week ago and it was a full 24 hours before the repairman could get here to fix it. Ugh! With 4 ceiling fans running on high speed and a huge floor fan, it was still 90 degrees inside my house. It was so hot, sticky, and miserable that I only got a few hours of sleep. In addition, I was unbelieveably irritable and ended up with a splitting headache from enduring the unrelenting heat. And my poor dogs did nothing but pant for 24 hours! What in the world did we ever do before air conditioning?

Debbie Kay said...


Beautiful cake, looks so delicious. I printed the recipie and I think I will give it a try.

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Kay

{oc cottage} said...

What size tip do you use to get your "poof" do "poofy"???

M ^..^

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this recipe.
Sounds yummy....Ilove cakes,pies,
cookies and almost everything in
the dessert category.

Hope you get some relief soon from
the heat. It's very hot and humid
in my area also.

I can just imagine all the good
projects you will be getting into
when you take some time off soon.
The week will fly by...believe me.

Have a happy day...Mimi


Gorgeous cake. You are a renaissance woman.

Anonymous said...

Can decorate anything and also talented at cake decorating. What "can't" you do, Cindy! You must now be on vacation. Sorry it's so hot it's hard to enjoy it. I remember having an upstairs, and it does get hot. Well, have a tall glass of iced tea and a piece of that marvelous-looking cake and put your feet up! Course then you'll look around you and figure out something else to fix up!
xoxo, Brenda

Anonymous said...


Wow, your cake looks yummy!

It's looks too beautiful to eat LOL

Hope the heat wave it over soon!

Best Wishes,

Jean said...

Oh my Gosh! A cake to die for. It sounds good and looks beautiful. So sorry the heat is so bad. Here in Roanoke, Virginia we had a lot of early heat but the last few days the temps have been lower but the humidity is no fun, but we don't have as high of temps as you are having, Thank goodness.
Stay cool, Jean in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks beautiful, as well as, yummy!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

OH, that looks so good! My family would love it. You've inspired me to start baking again. I admit, to putting all that kind of stuff on hold for the summer. Just to hot. I hope your heatwave ends soon. Down here in So Cal, it's been warm, but not unbearable.

Judy said...

I don't know how you do it with no A/C!!! We are supposed to warm up again to mid 90's and I complain. It's been mid 80's and I loved it. I love the banana cake!! I will try it this weekend. Did you decorate it too? You are so talented.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

It looks beautiful and delish! The large scallop tip really makes me wanna dive in!
Much better than Fluffy Mackerel Pudding from my recent ww recipes, lol!!

Glenda said...

Yum, I'll have a big piece with a glass of milk please.

HOT, yes it was 100 up here yesterday. The dogs just lied around. I too sleep downstairs. Sure wish I had air conditioning.


Sondra said...

Can you believe that I just, one hour ago, put a banana bread in the oven? I had to use up those super ripe bananas before they went to waste. I wish I'd checked your blog before baking. I'd have made this instead! Yum!!

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering. I soooo want a piece of your banana cake. I will have to try your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Cindy - try and picture yourself on breezy MV :) Hope the heatwave breaks for you soon.
Love the cake recipe.

Anonymous said...

Oh yummy to my tummy... 103 it hasn't even been that hot in Texas....that is crazy hot...it can't last... you are in Calif.....
No hugs it is too hot....just blessings

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Cindy, I will be right over! lol I am definitely trying the recipe. I have been looking for an excuse to use a whole box of confectioner's sugar!


Hi Cindy,
My mouth is watering...I can almost taste the yummy banana cake. It looks lovely. :) Good thing you made it before it got so darn HOT. I don't do well when it's HOT. Hope you are doing okay. Warmly, no, cooly, Deb

Essential Oil Premier University said...

Oh yummy Banana cake!! But, I'll skip it . . . I might as well slap those three sticks of butter right on my behind. . . because that's where it all goes on me lately!!



Anonymous said...

Your cake looks yummy!
I printed the recipie, and I think I will give it a try.

Pat H
Thanks for sharing....

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, that looks YUMMY!

It's been hot and humid here, too. In the nineties yesterday. Luckily, we have a/c in the bedrooms, but not downstairs. :(

Stay cool!

Claire said...

OOO that looks yummy! Banana cake is my favourite but I've never tried it with icing! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I know there are a lot of us who love the Gilmore Girls, I'm not sure if here in the UK its that well known and yes Luke is very yummy!! Claire xx

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Now, that's a pretty cake, Cindy. I'm a sucker for cake...well, homemade sweets of any kind actually.


Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oh YUMMMMMMM! Ummmmmm ... I need a snack. I'll be back later. ; )

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy, can I please have a piece! It's beautiful and I'm sure it's delicious. I'll have to keep that recipe. Hope you're a little cooler tonight!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

I haven't had banana cake in years. Thanks! I'm going to try it, but it won't look as nice as yours!

Beneath the Eaves said...

It looks so goooood. Can't wait to make it.
Hope the heat wave lets up for you. Sounds awful.
We have had the humidity with the heat in the Northeast.
I can't complain after our long Winters.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

It looks way to pretty to eat.
I a going to cut and copy the recipe thank-you for sharing it.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh!! That looks so good! Banana and spice cake or two of my very favorites!


Picket said...

Hey Cindy!! Ohhhh you need a scratch and sniff for that beautiful cake! I want to thank you for coming by the blog..gosh girl every since I first saw your spaces on RMS I have just always been in awe of you and your beautiful home...I am honored that you came by and took the time to comment sweetie...that means a lot to me...sometimes I struggle with the blogging thing because computers are just alien to me! lol Oh about that berry vine they also have it in a creamy white that I know you would love..thanks again and have a great week girl!!!

Annie said...

That's a beautiful cake. One I will definitely have to try. Though I'm sure it wouldn't turn out that pretty!

Rosy Inspiration said...

It seems like every blog I visited today is doing a food post, and I got hungry looking at them. Banana cake goes so well with cream cheese icing. I always use double or triple of the amount of ripe or over-ripe bananas than what's called for in the recipe, that way the cake turns out lovely and moist. Hope you'll get some cool relief soon.

Tracy said...

Yum! It looks too perfect to eat! We've been purchasing all our baked goods because I am just not wanting to turn that oven on!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious and beautiful. I am going to give it a try. I look at your blog daily. I am hooked! For those of us that don't have a clue...can you give us any tips on icing? Your cupcakes, cakes, cookies etc. always looks so pretty. What tips do you use? Also, is there a certain kind of icing you like to use better than another? I would love for my baked goods to look like yours :-)
Again, I love your blog! Thanks!

Shelia said...

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Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Romancing The Bling said...

Yummmm! Your banana cake looks so good! I love anything with banana's.
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Michele said...

Oh, I know....wasn't....and isn't....this heatwave AWFUL??!!! I don't have air conditioning either, and I live on the 4th floor so all the heat rises to my floor. I didn't even budge out of my bed all day today because it was too hot to move, and I didn't want to not have the fan blowing on my face. I was just watching our news, and Sandya Patel was saying it's going to be 96 where you and I live tomorrow. At least it's better than 103, huh?

Anyway, your cake looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Sara said...

Wow, that cake looks awesome. Looks almost like a small wedding cake with that flawless frosting. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

ooooh! boy does that look good! I so wanted to reach a finger through the screen and snitch a little bit of frosting to taste. But my Mom raised me better than that, so I didn't. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I love banana bread but had never tasted banana cake. When it's a bit cooler out, I will definitely make one!


Terri Steffes said...

Cindy, thank you so much for this recipe. How did you know I have some ripe bananas perfect for this cake right now?

Idaho Quilter said...

Wow even your cakes are even pretty.
Sorry you are suffering with the heat, it hasn't hit us yet. just mid 90's here, but cools off at night. Hopefully it will end for you soon.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your kind words of encouragment that you left for me on my blog. I truly appreciate it.

By the way, that banana cake looks scrumptious.

Sunbonnet Cottage

Joy Jones said...

Hi Cindy! I am sitting here drinking my morning coffee and that cake looks like something I need RIGHT NOW!!! It looks almost too pretty to eat! I'll have to try this recipe - thanks for sharing. ~ xo ~ Joy

Sue said...

Yum, that cake looks delicious as well as gorgeous.

Tara said...


The shade looks graet and the babana cake! YUMMY!

Connie said...

You had me fooled for a minute, sweetpea!! WOW I was thinking!! The banana cake looks scrumptious but I'm sure hoping the temps go down before we come back through there on monday!!

Anonymous said...

Providentially, I found this recipe before I began making banana bread with some ripe bananas I had. This was sooooooo much better. I got rave reviews and an idea to make this into cupcakes. Thank you for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for beautiful picture of your cake and for the recipe. I think that I will make this tomorrow. I just hope that mine turns out as pretty as yours has.

Alison Gibbs said...

Mmm.. yummy

Life on the Edge said...

I love that even your desserts are a creamy white color that matches your decor! lol

Those looks so very good. I may try it one day as I usually have some ripe bananas.


Dana said...

I love banana cake, and I have never made it. I am on my way to the store to get me some bananas! Sounds like the perfect Summer weekend treat! Thanks for sharing, dana