Friday, June 5, 2015

It Is My Birthday so Let Us Eat Cake

Living in a small town and eating gluten free means that if I want a birthday cake I have to make it myself! Don't feel sorry for me this cake is the bomb!

I've been wanting to try this recipe and I have a busy week next week so I thought it would make the perfect cake for dessert or breakfast. To be honest it won't last very long it is delicious!

Banana Bread Cake 


  • vegetable oil spray, for misting the pan
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar, for dusting the pan
  • 1 package (15 ounces) yellow gluten-free cake mix (or regular can be used)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping cup mashed bananas (about 3 small very ripe bananas)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Caramel Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly mist a 12-cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then dust it with the cinnamon sugar. Shake out the excess cinnamon sugar and set the pan aside.
  2. Place the cake mix, sugar, mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the ingredients are just incorporated, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat the batter until smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer, scraping down the sides of the bowl again if needed. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, smoothing the top with the rubber spatula, and place the pan in the oven.
  3. Bake the cake until it is golden brown and the top springs back when lightly pressed with a finger, 38-42 minutes. Transfer the Bundt pan to a wire rack and let the cake cool for 10 minutes. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake, shake the pan gently, and invert the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely, 30 minutes longer.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Caramel Glaze.
  5. Transfer the cake to a serving plate. Pour the glaze over the cake and let the glaze set for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving the cake.

Caramel Glaze:

  1. Place the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and let come to a boil, stirring. Let the butter mixture boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.
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