Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have a Happy National Culinary Arts Month with Tristan's Cake!

I loved making this cake and having my 18 month old son decorate it! I use this banana cake recipe for him because it is healthier and not as sugary sweet as normal cakes. 

Tristan's Cake
by Rachael

2/3 cup banana, mashed
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup water
3 eggs
2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
2.  In a mixer bowl, beat the mashed banana and butter until soft and creamy.  Slowly mix in the water.
3.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs very well, until foamy.
4.  Add eggs to the bowl and beat into the mixture.  Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and mix well.
5.  Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until done.  Cool the cake on a wire rack.
6.  After the cake has completely cooled, you may ice it with frosting.
7.  For this cake, I covered it in a thin layer of icing and then covered it with Wilton's white fondant.  My son used edible color markers and had a fun time drawing on his cake!
Note:  Fondant is extremely high in sugar - you may choose to remove it before your child eats their cake.

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