The Banana Coffee Cake will make a splash at any event you throw. With its great taste and quick preparation time, both you and your guests will enjoy this wonderful dessert. No matter what the occasion, you can serve up the smiles with this delicious cake.
Are you planning at afternoon event, complete with outdoor buffet (and a good dose of bug spray to keep the insect away)? Do you want to leave your guests with something better than the usual fruit trays or extra fattening chocolate desserts? Do you want to have your friends and family begging for the recipe to your latest creation?
Then why don't you consider using a banana coffee cake? This tasty treat will leave everyone wanting more. It is a sweet but not too sweet cake that manages to be filling without being too thick. This is not an easy feat but the banana coffee cake does it with no problem.
Make even the most casual of parties exciting with this delicious cake. Just because you are having a few friends over (instead of a formal affair, complete with black tie) does not mean you can't serve them something worthwhile. And, even if you are throwing a party with a more elegant approach, this cake can keep it from veering into pretension.
And, the greatest of all reasons for those of us not blessed with a baking ability, this is a simple thing to create. In less than a hour, you can have this sitting on your table, able to be enjoyed by everyone around you.
To begin, make sure you have ripe bananas. You want the taste to be right and so your fruit should be ripe to achieve that. You should mash them well to insure a smoother batter.
There are many banana coffee cake recipes available and each call for various ingredients. You can use so many things to add touches of flavor to these cakes: cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut, vanilla, etc. We could never even begin to list all the extras you put into these so we will not even try. You will just need to choose for yourself.
The majority of recipes, however, do call for just a few bananas (usually two). Too many can make your cake too thick, and you do not want your guests trying to swallow something so overwhelming. Make sure you understand how many to use and do not follow the idea that more is better. It's not.
For your banana coffee cake, you should remember that simplicity is key. While you can add things in for flavor, let the actual bananas provide the taste. Their sweetness can be enjoyed by everyone, providing a naturally great taste. Do not try to add so much that you take away from that.
The banana coffee cake is simple to make (most recipes can be prepared, cooked and cooled in less than an hour) and always makes a wonderful addition to any party. If you want to impress your guests, give them this delicious cake. They'll certainly approve.
Here’s a recipe to try:
2 medium ripe bananas 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix (with out pudding) 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg confectioners' sugar, to sprinkle (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 3 qt Bundt pan. Puree bananas (1 cup). Combine banana, cake mix, pudding, oil, eggs & vanilla extract in large mixing bowl. Mix well, beat on medium speed 8 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Mix almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg, pour one-half cake batter into pan. Sprinkle with sugar mixture, cover with remaining batter. Stick a knife in the batter, swirl in figure 8 patterns through the layers (Be careful, don't over mix layers). Bake 60-65 minutes, cool in pan on rack 10 min's, then invert on rack to cool completely. Dust powdered sugar. You may garnish cake with sliced banana's if desired.
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