Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BANANAS FOSTER CAKE


Today I Made:
BANANAS FOSTER CAKE  for DESSERT.
Recipe from MY SWEET VEGAN by HANNA KAMINSKY.
This cake is for the serious banana lover.
You have banana in the batter.
Banana in the middle of the two layers.
And caramelized banana slices as part of the topping.
I made a few changes to the original recipe:
-I didn't use rum as the recipe called for.
 Husband hates alcohol and any wet cake.
-I used regular butter cream frosting instead of the Caramel Frosting.
-I mashed more bananas and used it to glue the two layers together.
-I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose.

I did encounter one problem with the frosting.
The recipe says to microwave 1/3cup brown sugar with 1 1/2teaspoons water for 30 to 60 seconds or until sugar dissolves.
Then you let it cool down and add it to the creamed Earth Balance and powdered sugar.
Well, I let the brown sugar mixture cool and it turned rock hard.
I microwaved it for a few seconds more to melt the sugar again.
I let it cool down for a minute then added it to the creamed EB and powdered sugar.
That was the worst thing I could have done.
The frosting turned into a huge mess.
It turned so runny, I had to dump it.
I decided to use a regular butter cream frosting instead.

Overall, the cake turned out great.
The mashed bananas in between the two layers was super creamy and it gave the cake the moisture it needed.
And the caramalized banana slices added a caramel-like flavor to the entire cake.

9 comments:

Virginia said...

that looks great! gives me another reason to go out and buy that book because i don't own it yet!

Vegyogini said...

Was the cake light enough with the whole wheat flour?

I've also found that Earth Balance is really sensitive to heat. Adding something slightly warm to it makes it melt and sort of clump. I wonder if there's a happy medium between the sugar mixture becoming rock hard and being warm...a magical window of opportunity. :)

River said...

Oh my! That cake is a banana lover's dream! It looks beautiful!

Kristen's Raw said...

You're a total rock star! Sounds amazing!!!

Cheers,
Kristen

Sal said...

That is one gorgeous looking cake! I love bananas + cake!!

Bethany said...

looks yummy. I'm betting it would be great w/ soy ice cream. thanks for the recipe review!

aTxVegn said...

It looks beautiful and sounds like a banana lover's dream.

quarrygirl said...

i am so DROOLING OVER THIS!!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

This vegan cake looks amazing!!