So many of our favorite traditions revolve around food.
I can’t wait to spend some time sharing our traditions around food, and I’ll invite you to share some as well…..but that’s for another post.
You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard right now, so don’t procrastinate.
Recipe: Sour Cream Banana Cake
- I pkg. (2 layer size) yellow, white, or butter cake mix (for those of you who need things to be exact…I am so sorry, but I truly think any of these would work perfectly)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3…although I used 4 1/2 because they had completely turned brown, and totally brown bananas are the best for bread and cakes, if you didn’t know)
- 1 cup sour cream (yes, this is what makes this so incredibly moist)
- 1/4 cup oil
- When ever I use anything like a box mix, whether it be for cakes or even pancakes, I always add a little dash of flavoring such as strawberry or gingerbread…whatever I have on hand. For this recipe, I added a “dash” of almond flavoring/syrup (the kind you might put in your coffee). This extra magic ingredient is what fools everyone into thinking you made it completely from scratch, and that’s the effect we are going for, right?
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat cake mix, eggs, bananas, sour cream and oil with mixer on low or until moistened, scraping bottom of bowl often.
- Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
- Bake 35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
- Use a 13×9 or full size bundt pan.
- Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 35 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
If you start yard saleing like I have been telling you to, you might have an adorable pan like this just calling your name from the back of the cupboard.
Did I tell you that this only took less than five minutes of “work”?
I didn’t wait for it to cool completely. I was too excited to make some eye candy . Lack of patience = glass with steam…….
Yep, it was a hit, and truly, the frosting is not even needed.
But just in case you need the “finished product” pictures, I had fun searching through Country Living. They came through for me, and theirs look almost as nice as mine.
Too bad you couldn’t see my masterpiece….wink, wink.
I love the simplicity of the powdered sugar.
Here they used chocolate cake and inverted two of my mini cakes to form pumpkins…too cute.
Really, I almost thought of that.
Even a little bedlam made it into the picture by a bowl-licking Lab named Lola.
Did I tell you that when Country Living suggested where to buy those cute little mini bundt pans, they listed them for $39 plus S/H (see below).
Did I tell you that I paid one little buck for mine, one shamalama, one greenback, one casharo, one coinage, uno dollaro…yes, people that is…
One Dollar Bill to you. No tax or shipping.
I am going to convert some of you non yard salers yet.
Just wait til I start posting all my finds. The photos are stacking up.
Since yard sale-ing season is almost coming to an end, I am going to save them for the doldrums of winter, so that your excitement will build up so much that you won’t be able to contain yourself. Just wait!