Wednesday, January 03, 2007

startin' the year right

We wanted to start the year right. And so the hubby started a 365 set on flickr. And this is my idea of starting the year right: banana spice cake.

4 ounces butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large egg
2 to 3 bananas, mashed, about 3/4 cup
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 scant teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and mashed banana until blended.

Combine remaining dry ingredients and spices. Stir the dry ingredients into the first mixture until moistened. Spread in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Now, let’s see. Hmm, I hope this doesn’t mean fatty cheeks, fleshy arms and chubby waistline for me.

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