We are celebrating my baby girl turning 2 this month. We also said good-bye to my dad for 6 months as he is off to the middle east somewhere to support our country. We also have a fairly large family, on both sides, which makes it…interesting, to say the least, to celebrate birthdays. To prove that, I’ll tell you that I made my 2 year old THREE birthday cakes this month. Yeah. I don’t know what I was thinking. I do have to say that I think this one may have been my favorite of the three. I made a strawberry cake, this amazing banana cake, and a ‘fruit medley’ cake. I’m still not sure what to call that last one. I’ll post it soon and some feedback would be appreciated on what the name should be.
Now…these three cakes were not for just ONE event. We actually celebrated her birthday 3 separate times. So she’s going to be very confused when I tell her again today HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Because today actually IS her birthday. She’s my Harry Potter baby. 🙂
As I mentioned before, my dad left this month and we had Shiloh’s birthday party several weeks early so that he could be a part of it. I made the strawberry cake for that shindig and it was really beautiful. The reason I’m posting the banana cake first is because it ended up being my favorite. And it wasn’t even that pretty. It was really rich but also kind of light and the cream cheese frosting was so perfect on top. I loved the crumb of the cake and the little bit of chocolate bite you get with the chocolate chips on the inside and the drizzle on top of the cake.
I highly recommend you give this cake a shot if you even like bananas just a little bit. The layer of vanilla pudding in the middle of the cake really made the whole thing just decadent and lovely.
I prefer this cake served cold just because it’s summer and why not? Even though this cake has a pinch of cinnamon doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be enjoyed in the dead heat of summer.
I understand that a lot of people seem to be very passionate about banana pudding and the way that it’s made. My husband is one of those people. I’m sorry to say that this is not actually banana pudding…but it reminds me of it. The flavor of the banana cake and the texture of the creamy pudding really make you feel like you’re eating a decadent banana pudding. The main thing missing is of course the nilla wafers. I didn’t happen to have any so they didn’t end up in the cake.
I truly hope you try this cake and if you do, please let me know what you think!