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Don’t let that go bad…

I had 2 bananas today that were not going to make it unless I did something with them.  I always feel guilty if I let food go bad so this morning I was determined to do something with these ripe bananas and came up with this:

Banana Cake with Maple Glaze

Serves 16

Preheat oven 350o

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 bananas – mashed

½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt

½ cup low calorie mayonnaise

½ cup egg substitute

¼ cup skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Cake Directions:

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda ingredients.  With electric beater on high speed, beat in bananas, yogurt, mayonnaise, egg substitute, milk, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Pour batter into a 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Glaze Ingredients:

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup brown sugar

2 cups confectioner’s sugar – sifted

1 -2 teaspoons skim milk

1 tablespoon reduced calorie butter spread

Glaze Directions:

  1. Place confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine maple syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat until bubbling.
  3. Remove maple syrup mixture from heat and pour into confectioner’s sugar while beating at low speed.  Add enough milk until mixture becomes a thick glaze.  Add butter spread and mix well.
  4. Pour glaze on top of cooled cake and spread on sides so that the top and sides are covered.

 Happy Baking!!


One thought on “Don’t let that go bad…

  1. Hi,
    A friend of mine made a comment that is worth mentioning. He asked about what the toothpick has to do with cooking a cake. After hearing his question, I realized that I did not explain this part in enough detail. About the time when the cake seems to be completely baked, you want to get a toothpick and insert it into the middle of the cake. If there is no batter sticking onto the toothpick, then your cake is baked through and ready to come out of the oven. If however, there is batter sticking to the toothpick, leave it in the oven for 5 more minutes and check again with a new toothpick. Comnitue to check every few minutes until the toothpick comes out “clean” (no batter sticking). I will include more details on any cake recipe in the future.
    Thank you for your question.


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