Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Easy Banana Cake ♥

 Hello Friends! 

Welcome to August! We are in the home stretch of summer right now.  Where did it go?  I am so looking forward to September and the fall weather I can barely stand it.  I've been resisting the urge to bring out my Fall décor! I always use John's birthday as a gage.  He turns 14 (OMG) on August 16th.  After his party, that's when I go full Fall mode.  Until then we are still soaking up the days of summer.  

It's been a great summer.  We started with a wedding in Newport, and then we had an amazing time visiting our dearest friends in Pennsylvania, and now I'm nagging Rob for one more trip someplace.... not sure where yet, but I'm working on it : ) 


Would you agree that the smell of banana bread baking in the oven is one of the coziest smells ever?  I know you're nodding your head!  I put it right up there with pumpkin bread, which I almost made and would have if I didn't have three old bananas sitting on my table just waiting to be mashed up into goodness.  I spent Sunday doing some neglected cleaning around the house and when I clean I like to have something baking in the oven.  It makes me feel more homey - if that makes sense.  Plus it's sort of a payoff for my hard work.  We've been busy the past couple of weeks and I haven't done much around here.  There was dust.  A lot of it.  And the bathrooms needed a scrubbing.  Not my favorite job but so satisfying after it's done! Anyway, before I started I put this easy banana cake in the oven.  I went with a cake instead of "bread" just because it cooks a bit faster and I wanted to make frosting : )  

I grabbed the easiest recipe I could find on Pinterest.  Simple.  Nothing fancy.  Delicious.

The recipe comes from Life of the Party on Pinterest 

3 large ripe bananas

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda


1/4 cup softened butter

2 cups powdered sugar

3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

With a mixer combine bananas, sugar, egg, and butter.

Add the flour, salt, and baking soda until well combined.  Do not overmix.

Bake in a greased 8x8 baking dish at 350 for 40 minutes.  

Combine the frosting ingredients and mix on high until fluffy.  

Frost when cake is completely cooled and enjoy!  

This cake came out moist and delicious! The only thing I added was a dash of cinnamon to the batter* 

How easy was that?!  

I stored leftover cake in the fridge and it was gone in 2 days : ) 

I remember my first days as a young wife in our house.  We moved in in the fall and I would bake all the time.  The oven was never cool.  I was living my dreams. My mind goes to that place often.  Seems like yesterday.  I still feel that way when I bake for my family.  See what the smell of banana cake does to me? Maybe I'm just feeling a bit nostalgic today.  Or maybe this cake was just really really good.

Or maybe both~

Have a wonderful day my friends! 

(now what can I make next???) 

Thanks for stopping by today! xo 

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