Baked Sunday Mornings: Bananas Cake

by byn on May 25, 2014

in Baked Sunday Mornings, Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

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Bananas Cake Slices

When you see a Baked layer cake on the Baked Sunday Morning schedule, you really have to evaluate your life and decide if you have time to bake it, and can fit it into your schedule. It also helps to find a family event or someone’s birthday on your calendar to give you an excuse to make it, because it’s hard to justify the investment of time, money and energy otherwise. Am I making this sound too serious? Maybe, but this is one serious cake. This is what’s going on:

  • Three layers of banana cake
  • Peanut butter filling
  • Milk chocolate frosting
  • Dark chocolate ganache
  • Salted peanut garnish

Luckily I had a perfect reason to make this cake. We had a party at my parents’ house a few weeks ago to celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary, Mother’s Day, and a belated Easter celebration, so I felt like this cake was perfect for the occasion.

Bananas Cake

 

Overall, this cake is great (how could it not be?), but I found the cake layers just a touch on the dry side. As I’ve written in the past, I’m not a huge fan of Baked’s frostings, so if I made this again, I would probably use my favourite chocolate buttercream (which I’ve yet to post, but will get to that eventually). On the plus side, the peanut butter filling is incredible, and I loved the flavour and look of this gorgeous ganache getting poured over the whole cake, which reminded me of another cake from my past.

As a side note, this is the cover recipe from Baked Elements and I tried to recreate the cover shot of the cake slices. Trust me when I say this was not easy to do at room temperature. Everything was slipping, sliding, tipping over and generally making a mess, and you couldn’t see the layers on the inside.  I found that chilling the cake made it way easier to slice and it looked so much nicer in the photos. It was just a bit of  a revelation.

You can find the recipe here!

More Baked Sunday Mornings here!

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Rhonda June 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Stunning!!!

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Dafna | Stellina Sweets May 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Also, your cake and slices looked absolutely gorgeous! Nice job recreating the cover– you win. :)

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Dafna | Stellina Sweets May 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Wow, Robyn– that is just gorgeous!! I love that: “you really have to evaluate your life”– LOL! So true– it took up nearly my whole weekend between making the cake and doing the blog post. But totally worth it as always. I too found the cake a bit dry though. I think it might have had to do with my oven temp being wacky, but now that I think about it, my batter was a little curdled after adding the banana, so I mixed it A LOT (still didn’t come together until I added the dry stuff), and maybe that affected it too? I don’t know, but it was still pretty damn tasty! :)

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Sarah May 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Those slices look absolutely perfect! :)

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Yael Even May 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

Looks super great!

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Bourbonnatrix May 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Looks awesome! Sorry you didn’t enjoy it as much as you would have liked!

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SandraM May 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Beautifully done! It looks lovely. It is definitely an investment of time, but looks totally worth it!

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Susan May 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Definitely a special occasion cake! I’m sure your family loved it. Yours looks just perfect. I would love to have your chocolate buttercream recipe because I loved the cake but really struggled with the frosting. My brother loved this so I’d like to make it for him again.

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Chelly May 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

Beautiful!

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