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Written by budahhfly   
Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:00

Banana Cake

The best cake I ever made. I'm still pinching myself on whether it's really considered healthy...IT'S CAKE FOR GOODNESS SAKE! Next time I may substitute applesauce for the oil to kick up the healthy factor one more notch:) Bon Appetit!

Whole Grain Banana Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain pastry flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 3/4 cup sucanat (Evaporated Cane Juice) 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil 
  • 2 large ripe bananas 
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind) 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 

Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4-oz cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 3 tbsp wild honey 
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
Topping
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • Toasted pecans

Preparation:

Cake 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan, bottom and sides. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt. 
  4. In a small pan over low heat melt sucanat in oil- just till its partially liquidfied, may still be a bit crumbly. 
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla extract. 
  6. Add sucanat liquid to dry mix and stir till covered in mixture. 
  7. Add egg mix and stir until no streaks of flour remain visible. 
  8. Pour into prepared pan. 
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly pressed. 
  10. Turn cake out of the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. 
Frosting
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together
  2. Slowly add honey and milk until creamy smooth. 
  3. Top cool cake with frosting, pecans and unsweetened coconut flakes. 

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