Sunday, December 30, 2007

Here's to the Banana...First you take your time picking out a nice bunch and they look really nice on your table for a day or two. Then you forget about them and they begin to turn and rot....maybe draw a fruit fly or two.....and then when they are just gross enough that you probably don't want to touch cook them and EAT them. Here's to the Banana.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick cook oats
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl. In a separate bowl cream butter, add brown sugar, sugar, allspice, nutmeg and beat till fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add the 1/2 the dry ingredients as well as the sour cream and 1/2 of the banana... mix well. Add any left over ingredients mixing very well! If you like you can add some nuts, but I like to use all of mine for decorating the cake. Pour batter into cake pans. Bake about 30 min and let cook for 5 in the pan.

Cool completely before Icing! Ice with your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting and decorate!

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