Banana Bread Cake
Using the same filling and frosting as the YW Cinnamon Rolls, you can make a nice banana bread cake by substituting your favorite banana bead recipe for the dough - and you might need some sprinkles too! Much better than plain old banana bread and 3 times as fattening too :-)
Dabrownman’s Banana Bread or Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 ½ C plus 2 T flour
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp each ginger, cloves, allspice
1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
1 C chopped walnuts
1 C chopped chocolate chips
Bourbon Fruit – add bourbon to below dried fruits in a Pyrex 1 cup measuring cup covered with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and set aside 15 minutes to plump up fruits.
2 T bourbon
¼ C raisins or sultanas
¼ C dried cranberries
¼ C dried apricots cut into raisin size pieces
3 mashed up ripe bananas
1/8 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
½ C vegetable oil
½ C each brown and white sugar
Add ½ C sugar, ½ C brown sugar and Bourbon fruits to wet mix and stir until sugar is dissolved. Mix the wet into the dry and stir 50 times with spatula until the flour is incorporated.
Quickly fill cupcake paper liners 3/4th full or put into PAM sprayed large bread loaf pan.
Bake cupcakes for about 12-16 minutes until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Loaves will take 45 minutes or more for wooden skewer to come out clean.
After 20 minutes remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks. Ice both with cream cheese vanilla icing and put sprinkles on each to decorate per the holiday or special occasion. Makes about 21 cupcakes or 1 large bread loaf pan.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 C butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended; stir in vanilla.
Cut recipe in half for 20 Cupcakes or 9x13 sheet cake .