Friday, April 9, 2010
My Grandma was known for her pies, and her cakes. Delicious.
I was looking for a healthier option for my son's first birthday cake this year. Instead of a cake mix, and frosting with shortening and food colouring, I thought I would try cream cheese frosting (although also unhealthy, much easier for baby to digest). And use fondant to decorate, but that can just be taken off and the adults can eat it.
So I went through Grandma's recipe box and found this recipe for Banana Cake.
Grandma would usually make this in a 9" square pan, so I double the recipe for my 2 8" round pans.
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp sour milk *
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
With my two cakes today, it took 45 minutes. Use a toothpick to make sure.
* For sour milk, I used 2 Tbsp milk with a squirt of lemon juice. The More with Less cookbook says to use 1 1/2Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar for one cup of milk. I didn't need a whole cup worth, so I improvised.