Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Perfect Day for Banana Cake

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, all from scratch.

Mr. Spock turned 53 last week, so this past weekend I made (at his request) a Banana Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. Recipe from the Fanny Farmer Baking Book.

Banana cake, sliced

I had some for breakfast this morning. What? It's fruit!

(Extra credit for the first person to say where the title comes from. Mr. Spock is not eligible for this credit).


Anonymous said...

I bet it's from Winnie the Pooh. But I could be wrong. Just sounds like something from there. Am wishing for a virtual slice of Banana Cake! It looks delicious!
--Neighbor Lady
p.s. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

liz said...

It was delicious.

Winnie the Pooh is NOT the answer, but I like the way you think!

Paige said...

That would be an allusion to J.D. Salinger's _A Perfect Day for Bananafish_ -- and I must say that the outcome to this post seems much more pleasant than the outcome to that story.

Paige said...

(which is not to say I dislike it, or Salinger. Or banana cake. I am fond of all three.)

Liz said...

Dingdingding! We have a winner! And this cake was a MUCH happier ending.

esperanza said...

oh yum. I have not had that in forever. I detest bananas, but I *love* banana cake, and nothing can be bad that has cream cheese icing. I may have to make one now.

jo(e) said...

Banana cake? I've never heard of it before. I have friends who make banana bread, and it's delicious. I'm guessing banana cake would be even better.

Genevieve said...

I came in to say Salinger but was beaten to it - happy birthday to Mister Spock!

Is banana cake sweeter than banana bread, or otherwise different in texture? Sounds delicious, especially with that frosting. Yum.