Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oatmeal Banana Cake

Every single time I have ripe bananas I always somehow find myself making either banana bread, or banana muffins. Nothing else.
Well today I decided to change some things around...after all, now having a new president who is advertising the whole "change" idea, why not apply that to our every day lives??
That's when this "cake" comes in.

I was looking for something new to make when I found this recipe from a great blog, the pastry studio that has some wonderful recipes.
This cake combines 2 big ingredients that I LOVE to bake with. Bananas, AND oatmeal. YUM!
And it seemed simple enough.

This cake had a great, dense texture with a sweet chewy bite. And it's perfect with a cup of coffee, or tea. Or even just by itself! 
Make this cake, you will not regret it!

Oatmeal Banana Cake

8 T butter room temp.
3/4 C brown sugar
2 eggs @ room temp
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1 t vanilla
zest of 1/2 lemon
3/4 C flour
1 1/4 C oats
heaping 1/4 t salt
1 t baking soda

3/4 C oats 
1/3 C brown sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T flour
4 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
line a 9" springform cake pan w/ butter and parchment

Wisk together dry ingredients for the topping. Add melted butter and stir with fork till crumbly. Set aside.

Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and oats.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
Add mashed banana and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and smooth evenly.

Sprinkle topping over cake batter, press down lightly.
Bake 30-35 min. until toothpick comes out moist but clean. Cool on wire rack. Remove cake pan ring.

1 comment:

The Food Librarian said...

This looks fantastic! I have got to make this!!