Lot's of Ways Banana Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lots of Ways Banana Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie
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.

Lots of Ways Banana Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie
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).

Lots of Ways Banana Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie
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.
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Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I'm laughing at "dental floss"-I'm not a fan of coconut!

Your cake looks delicious!!!!

Sihan said... [Reply to comment]

that looks great. I loved the dental floss in mine though. haha.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Looks marvelous! I love the addition of the chocolate chips :) This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you'll stop by and say goodbye!

Amber Marie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks great. I love that it's so versatile!

Kimberly Johnson said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks so moist and delicious! Thanks for baking with me this week!

SweetThingsTO said... [Reply to comment]

Great suggestion - I never thought of adding coconut milk. Thanks!

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

I love the thought of being able to customize a cake to my heart's desire! I like the choices you used too!

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Yum I loved this cake too. Yours looks so tasty!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great! I love that you used buttermilk and added chocolate chips!

Tia said... [Reply to comment]

choc chips here too :)

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

yours is just the way i like it! and looks perfect with coffee!

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

Chocolate chips sound good. I want to bake at sea level--cakes are so uniform. I blame my 'dips' on baking at 4500 feet!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Next time...definitely some chocolate chips. Looks like a good treat to me!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo I haven't tried this recipe of hers yet. I should do that with my next batch of brown bananas!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

yum! i made mine in a bundt and thought of you ;) it was perfect with tea!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Another delicious flavor combination to try. My daughter would certainly prefer chocolate chips to dental floss!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Dental floss :)....hee...hee.....I will try it with chocolate chips next time. Everything is better with chocolate chips.

Charli said... [Reply to comment]

I love the idea of chocolate chips in this one! I might try that next time I am in need of a tea cake.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

It looks perfect with all those chocolate chips Mary.

Nichicakes said... [Reply to comment]

Looks so nice and simple with the chocolate chips.

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

Isn't this such a great pick? I love having something I can make that has so much flexibility.
Love the simplicity.

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

I added chocolate chips too, thought it was just about perfect. Yours looks lovely

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

this was good, wasn't it. Also made 1/2 and now wish I had made more. so good. Looks tasty.

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