Tuesday, July 20, 2010
TWD: Lots-of-Ways Banana Cake
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Lots-of-Ways Banana Cake. Dorie encourages substitutions, so basically if you have spotty bananas and minimal pantry staples, you can make this cake. I especially like the name of this recipe for the TWD. Every Tuesday we see the recipes from Baking lots of different ways, and through the group I have learned lots of excellent substitutions and been inspired by many ideas. Of the lots-of-ways to make this cake, I made a plain banana cake. I had planned to add coconut and blueberries, but I sampled the batter and decided it was perfect as-is.
I didn’t get around to baking the cake until Monday night, so haven’t eaten enough to assess its Deliciousness score (which I must remedy shortly), but it is only a 2 for Effort. Josh will think I’m making him sound picky for saying this, but bananas are the only fruit he eats consistently (unless the fruit is in a baked good), so I buy lots of them and inevitably some spot up and need to be stashed in the freezer before we finish them. And to be fair, I’m picky about the ripeness of the bananas (I like a hint of green) and stop eating them about halfway through their ripeness cycle.
Many thanks to Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities for choosing a recipe that reduced the frozen banana stash. You can find the recipe here on Kimberly’s site and visit the TWD site for lots of banana cakes.