K-Dub’s second birthday is just about over. I can’t believe that he’s now two! He is no longer a baby and has such a funny, silly personality. We just love this little guy to pieces.
Happy Birthday, little man!
His favorite gift of the day? His singing Elmo card. Haha. So typical of a toddler, isn’t it?
K loves bananas so I wanted to make him a birthday cake that was similar to banana pudding. It didn’t taste like banana pudding but it was still one of the best cakes I’ve ever made! I used this recipe as the base and modified it a little to get the results that I was looking for. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter,softened
- 2 1/8 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice in 1 1/2 cup milk, let it sit for a few minutes)
- Nilla wafers
- Preheat oven to 275°.
- Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan (or spray with Baking Pam, much easier).
- In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
- Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
- Stir in banana mixture.
- Pour 2/3 batter into prepared pan, cover with a layer of Nilla wafers and top with remaining 1/3 of batter
- Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
Whipped Cream Frosting:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Whip cream until thickened
- Add sugar and vanilla and whip until peaks form
- Spread frosting on cake, top with crushed Nilla wafers