Monday, November 21, 2011

"Whacko Cake with Demented Frosting": Or somethin' like that

It doesn't look bananas, but...they're there. Lurking.

 Okay, so there are no synonyms for banana, as in the fruit, so I got the title of this post by using synonyms for bananas, as in CRA-ZY! Besides, it was kinda flashy and alarmist, so I liked it. It was better than  the ol' "Banana Cake with Banana Frosting" blah.

Here's the recipe:

In a blender, or someother fast-moving mechanism, blend together 1/4 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of ground flax, 2 bananas, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of Earth Balance butter OR 1/4 cup of coconut oil. 

In another bowl, mix together 1/2 tsp baking soda, few dashes of salt, and 1 cup of whole wheat flour.

Mix together the banana, liquidy mix (above) and
the flour mixture. Put in a greased pan (8x8) and cook at 350 degrees for about a half hour (check with a fork. Poke the cake with a fork; if the fork comes out clean, it's done.)

Next step: THE FROSTING!!  Mix together a little less than 1/2 cup of Earth Balance butter (or real butter if you're not vegan), 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, a dash of salt, and 2 table spoons of soy milk (or the like). Blend together for 2-3 minutes and then let sit 2-3 hours before putting on the cake.

It's really good. Hope you like it!

(Adapted from: La Dolce Vegan: Vegan Living Made Easy by Sarah Kramer, pp. 214, 261, 299).

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