Sunday, February 20, 2011

Banana Cake with Crunchy Top

Already Sunday night. Weekends go by so fast! I would vote for a 3-day weekend!!

Went back to the gym this morning to try to run another 5k.  Did it again!! Ran it in 31 minutes, which is faster than what I did last week (I did it in 33).  I didn't find it any easier - my heart was really pumping. But I was so happy when I finished!! My goal was to try to do it in 30 minutes - but that will be for next time!! :)  Still did it 2 minutes faster than last time!! Yeah me!!

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This afternoon, we went for a short walk - wanted to walk longer, but it was so cold near the water, we managed only 30 minutes.

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We came back, and since I needed to use up some bananas, went back to an old recipe I did for the first time 6-7 years ago. It is still as good today (I am having a piece as I type!!).
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I had saved it here - banana-cake-with-crunchy-top - recipezaar which is now food.com.

Banana Cake with Crunchy Top

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (used 1 1/4 and would use less than 1 next time as the topping is very sweet!)
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup buttermilk or 1/4 cup soured milk (used low-fat milk and lemon)
1 cup mashed ripe banana (3 to 4)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk or 1/4 cup soured milk (used low-fat milk and lemon)

Topping

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons light cream (10%) (used low-fat milk)
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts (didn't use)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease a 13x9 inch cake pan.

Cake: combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

Add sugar, butter, 1/4 cup buttermilk and bananas. Beat for 2 minutes with wooden spoon (or electric mixer).

Add eggs, vanilla and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Beat for 1 minute.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tootpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Topping: while cake is baking, prepare topping. Melt butter in small saucepan (or microwave). Stir in remaining ingredients thoroughly.

Remove cake from oven and immediately spread toping evenly over cake.

Broil 6 inches below element for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

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5 comments:

HLIP said...

I use to have this recipe a long time ago. Thank you for sharing it since I lost mine.

Maria said...

Yay, you! Two minutes in one week is a great improvement! Could I please have a piece of that cake? I love coconut!

Sara said...

You've become so good at food photography!

Nicki said...

Well done on your 5k. This cakes sounds like something that would go over very well with my family. I will have to get some bananas - soon.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh my gosh that looks so delicious! YUM!