Friday, February 21, 2014

Brazilian Banana Cake

My husband decided he was going to eat healthier this year. This means we have tons and tons of bananas. Yes, he should be eating them. So when I was looking for another recipe to celebrate the Olympics, I decided to go with Brazil. Brazil will be hosting the summer Olympics in two years. It was a great way to use some of these bananas up. This dessert taste a lot like banana bread. My children even ask me for a piece of the banana bread instead of cake. It is top with bananas and cinnamon sugar. When I removed this cake from the oven, the top was puffed up which went back down once cooled. I made two individual serving cakes to test the recipe before cooking the larger one. I didn't have to change anything. It was a big hit in this house. Now, what to do with the rest of the bananas I have?
Brazilian Banana Cake
3 Tbsp butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 egg yolks
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup milk
4 very ripe bananas, smashed
3 egg whites

2 bananas, sliced
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar.
  4. Mix in the egg yolks.
  5. Add the flour with the baking powder.
  6. Add the milk and mix until incorporated.
  7. Add the smashed ripe bananas to the batter.
  8. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until a soft peak form. 
  9. Fold in the egg whites into the batter.
  10. Evenly spread the batter in the greased baking pan.
  11. On top of the batter, spread the sliced bananas in a single layer.
  12. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and the ground cinnamon.
  13. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the sliced bananas.
  14. Bake the cake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes

One year ago......................I made No Knead Bread.
Two years ago....................I made Blackened Chicken.
Did you already know........
-The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at Rio de Janeiro.
-Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil.
-Rio de Janeiro means River of January in Portuguese.

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