This week, my new friend Canape (of Don't Take The Repeats and organizer extraordinaire of Team Whymommy) introduced me to another amazing blog: Five Little Monkeys. I highly recommend the read! It is written by supermom Jessica, about her life as the mother of FIVE CHILDREN: as in, one set of triplets, and one set of twins.
Jessica has just relayed the news that her husband, Jon, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. Your prayers and positive messages for Jessica and her family would be so very much appreciated!!
For my part, Jessica, I promised you a cake recipe, fit for The Five Little Monkeys... and what better flavour than BANANA?! Here is the recipe for one of my very favourite desserts... it came to me from an elderly aunt who absolutely understood the importance of Comfort Food. I hope you enjoy it!
Now, line up those kids, and let THEM do the peeling, mashing and stirring!!
Love to you, Jessica, and know we are thinking of you. xoxo
Banana Cake with Fudge Icing
Mash three bananas, and mix in 1 tsp of baking soda. Let this stand while combining...
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups flour
Mix in the bananas and soda, then pour the batter into an 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.
Now, the best part: Fudge Icing!!
Combine in a medium saucepan:
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Stir all of this together over medium heat, until it comes to a boil. Allow it to boil for ONE MINUTE (and one minute only!!) Remove saucepan from the heat, and allow the mixture to cool. Then, beat the mixture with an electric mixer until the texture of the icing is thick and creamy... then spread over the cooled cake. Quickly!!