Saturday, January 26, 2013

Break Up Banana Cake With Peanut Butter & Bacon Frosting

I am hoping this is a remedy for a broken heart.  I would be glad if it is just a temporary distraction. Comfort in the form of food can't be wrong!

I think this is the sort of dessert Bub will really enjoy too.  I mean, come on? Bacon... and peanuts, and bananas!

Banana Cake

3/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup softened margarine
3/4 cup (2 medium) over riped smashed bananas
3 tablespoons Very Vanilla Soymilk
1 tablespoon Coke
1-3/4 cup GF baking mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Grease and flour 8" square pan and preheat oven to 350. 

I was able to mix the cake with a spatula in a medium bowl,  leaving my mixer clean for the frosting!

Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the smashed bananas, Soymilk and Coke and mix well.  Add the baking mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix well to combine.  Stir in the chopped peanuts.

Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean.

Cool completely while you make the frosting!

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 to 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar (Trader Joes is corn free)
Very Vanilla Soymilk
5 strips of crispy bacon, cooled and chopped and divided

In your mixer, with whisk attachment, cream margarine and peanut butter.  Add one cup of the powdered sugar. Mix well to combine.  Add more powdered sugar until frosting is firm.  Drizzle in a tiny amount of Soymilk until the frosting is of spreading consistency.  Stir in half the cooked bacon and reserve the rest for garnish.

Eat away the hurt and lick your fingers when you are done!

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