Monday, November 21, 2011

Banana Cake-Dairy/Soy Free

I usually make banana bread or muffins with ripe bananas but yesterday I wanted to try something different. This recipe uses a boxed cake mix. It probably took me 10 minutes to mix everything together and get it in the oven. The cake is incredibly moist. If you don't have a bundt pan, use a 9x13 pan and reduce the cooking time. If you put a toothpick in the cake and it comes out with a bit of crumb on the toothpick, then the cake is ready!

1 box of vanilla or yellow cake mix
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of butter, softened-Earth Balance Soy Free if doing dairy/soy free
2/3 cup of rice milk or milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup of powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp of rice milk or milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray pan with cooking spray. Put 2/3 cup of milk in a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice and set aside. In a large bowl, mix cake mix and baking soda. Mash bananas in a small bowl. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, mashed bananas and butter to cake mixture. Mix by hand or with a mixer for 2 min. Pour into greased pan and bake for 38-40 min if using a bundt pan, less for a 9x13 pan. Allow cake to cool on a cooling rack. To make the glaze, mix powdered sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Use a whisk and start by adding a few Tbsp of milk at a time. The glaze should be thinner than a frosting. Drizzle over cake and enjoy!

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