So instead I am posting a recipe to the sweetest cake I have ever made. Bananas are sweet. Chocolate chips, sweet. Peanut butter frosting is the sweetest frosting in the history of frosting.
After spending a whole week under gray skies and pouring rain I was ready for something to cheer us up. Enzo has been obsessed by In the Night Kitchen (Caldecott Collection)which is a funky story of a boy who makes a cake in the middle of the night and is naked in the process of baking such cake. have you ever read it? I was seriously considering waking Enzo up in the middle of the night to bake a cake with him which would make me either the coolest mom ever or the stupidest mom ever. I might still do it, we'll see. In the meantime I've been baking at 2:00pm. However, it's so dark and gloomy outside it kind of feels like it's night.
Banana Chocolate chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Mix all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds scraping the sides of the bowl constantly.
- Mix on high for 3 minutes.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Lightly grease and flour a round pan. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 40 minutes
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- mix until smooth
Now for the assembling part...
- Let it cool completely for 1 hour. Yes this is hard. This is even torture when you have a toddler who helped you make the cake and is asking you every 3 seconds if he can have a bite.
- Cut pieces of wax paper and place around the cake stand so that you don't get it dirty. After you frost the cake you can remove the paper. Also, place a little frosting in the middle of the cake stand just so when you place your cake on top it won't slide. Don't I sound super profesh? I actually saw this trick on one of my food podcasts. Don't remember which one, but it's a good tip that makes you sound smart.
- Carefully flip the cake out of the pan.
- Ice it with the frosting and voila. cake. Super-duper-1 million calories- kid bouncing off the walls- cake!