Cakes lavished with icing appear to be attending a party. They sashay onto your plate with a come-hither look, and you swoon with delight. There’s banana muffins. There’s banana loaf. But the top banana is this old-fashioned banana cake by my favorite cook-book writer, The Barefoot Contessa.
This is a no nonsense, never fail type of cake. A doodle to whip up even if you don’t have a mixer. It has a fine, moist crumb flavoured with orange zest and studded with walnuts. And the icing is definitely “the icing on the cake”. Cream cheese frosting and banana cake is a marriage made in kitchen heaven.
This is the cake I make when bringing a dessert to a pot-luck supper. It travels well. It keeps well. You can whip it up a day or so before serving. And it slices beautifully. Pop over to MRS.BUTTERFINGERS kitchen for the recipe. Bon Appetit, dear friends.