Banana Cake – My Way – Dorie Greenspan

One of the things I like best about Dorie Greenspan’s Baking from My Home to Yours is how she encourages experimentation.  This recipe is a classic example – I used coconut milk, dark rum, and shredded coconut in my dense and delicious creation.  Dorie offers many options for icing – including none.  I filled my 2-layer cake with Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce from Trader Joe’s, then covered it with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Allow 1 8-ounce package Cream Cheese and 1 stick Butter soften.
Then whip them together in a stand mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Slowly add 3 1/2 – 4 cups Powered Sugar.
Mix in 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract and 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
Add more Powdered Sugar one Tablespoon at a time, if needed, to reach desired consistency.
Makes enough frosting for a 2 layer cake, 9″ x 13″ cake, or 24 Cupcakes.

Freesias & Alstroemeria from our garden!  (Yes, already!)

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  1. says

    Don’t you just LOVE that Fleur de Sel Salty Caramel from TJ’s?! I keep a jar in the fridge and every once in awhile eat a spoonful just to satisfy my craving. I bet it is just wonderful on banana cake. It looks terrific!

  2. says

    How great is this! I also made a banana cake this week and poured TJ’s caramel sauce over the cream cheese frosting. Yours is so delicious looking (fun idea to use coconut, etc.) and makes me hungry…I think I have one slice remaining and I’m heading to the kitchen right now to eat it. Your flowers, and from your garden (WOW!), are beautiful.

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