Lot's of Ways Banana Cake
For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities decided on Lot’s of Ways Banana Cake on page 204 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
You can make this recipe 10 different ways for a yummy turnout. You can use different liquids (coconut milk, buttermilk, milk, etc.) and a boatload of add-ins. Dorie suggests coconut and dried fruit. You can stack and frost the cake, our serve it in a single layer as a tea cake. So many variables you make this 100 times and get 100 unique cakes! That Dorie, always so clever.
I made 1/2 the recipe which resulted in a single layer 9" cake. Of course, I skipped all pieces of coconut. Please, no dental floss in my cake. Instead, I added 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to my 1/2 recipe, and I used buttermilk as my liquid.
My single cake only took 40 minutes to bake (recipe says 45-50 so check early).
This was a lovely tea cake. Just what you need to accompany a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Thanks, Kimberly for a great pick!
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!
Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities blog, or
Page 204 Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.