Montag, 19. Juli 2010

TWD: Lots of Ways Banana Cake

Last week I said my life is a bit upside down. Whether it is a good thing or not, this week everything is back in place where it was some weeks ago. I got my daily and weekly routine back, I got my old haircut back, I kind of got my life back.
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday running in the morning, Monday yoga in the evening. Some swimming in between. Getting to work at 8, going to the market Saturday morning, listening to the news afterwards while unpacking everything. Meeting all the people I left besides a bit recently.
And baking on Sunday, blogging on Monday, publishing on Tuesday. :o]

This week, Banana Cake was on the schedule for TWD. Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities decided on it, and you can find the recipe on her page or in Dorie's book on pages 204 and 205.

I made little cakes, because in summer I get kind of in mini-mode and like to make cakes small. (Unfortunately, the ones with the heart shaped bottom, which turn the heart-shaped-top did not come out properly. But at least you can still see the heart)

As you can guess from the title, the recipe gives a lot of options. I went for the simple, ordinary, call it boring or sublime version, and used just what the main recipe calls for (bananas, dark rum, coconut milk, toasted shredded coconut). I didn't use any other dry fruit because usually I think too many flavours can ruin the result, and coconut and banana are enough for a good summer cake. But I am pretty sure that frosting the cake would be wonderful! I can imagine white chocolate ganache, for instance...