cake of my dreams

So, I obsessed over the banana cake, the cake of my dreams.  I suddenly realized that I might be dreaming of an Entenmann's cake. After research, I discovered that they make a banana crunch cake. Jay swears this is what I am thinking of, but, I had a very specific memory of eating this cake of my dreams. So here is what I made. It is by no means extraordinary in any way. but it is pretty yummy. And you know when you have a craving for something, and you just can't stop thinking about it…

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Here it is after it has been dug out of the pan

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And here is the recipe, which I got from the old standby, the Betty Crocker cookbook, which most of my mother's recipes came from when I was growing up.

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I made it in a 9" pan, added 1 tsp of vanilla.

 And then I frosted it with the chocolate frosting my mom always made.

"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Sprinkle it with pecans or walnuts, and done.

Cakelady

4 Responses to cake of my dreams

  1. Well, I must say that truly looks delicious! I think, I might start dreaming about it until I give it a try!(~.~) Thank you for the recipe and the mouthwatering photos! ~Bekah(fullofbliss)

  2. this sounds yummy. I love bananas. and powered with chocolate..oh my!!

  3. Yumm !
    clares craftroom

  4. Katie Runnels

    how could you do this to me??? I’ve been trying to go “sugarbusters” and look what you’ve done! my heart is palpitating! xo