Monday, February 28, 2011




I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from
followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month!

Sending a bunch of Prim Dried Carrots with some Dried Grass to a lucky FOLLOWER that has commented during February!
These will be perfect for your Spring Decor. Remember each new posting you comment on, will be another chance for you to win the Prim Dried Carrots & Dried Grass


Banana cake with chocolate frosting. This cake is just the best, and it is pretty darn easy, too. Make sure those bananas are really ripe. Ripe bananas store well in the freezer, just cut the tip off and squeeze into the measuring cup!



21/2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter (2 sticks)
4 eggs
1 Cup sour cream
2 tsp. baking soda
3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Tb vanilla extract
21/2 Cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 6 fresh, 8 if using previously frozen bananas)


5 Cups powdered sugar
1/3 Cup vanilla extract
1/3 Cup butter, softened
2-4 Tbs brewed black coffee



Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans and set aside. Mash the bananas and place in a measuring cup. If using previously frozen bananas, just cut the tip off and squeeze the thawed bananas into a measuring cup, pouring off any watery liquid. Cream the butter and sugar together until well mixed. Add the eggs and beat well. Mix in the sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract and mix well. Divide evenly among the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool a few minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely before frosting.


Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl. Add the softened butter and mix on very low speed until they are incorporated. Add the coffee starting with 2 Tbs, and mix until it reaches your desired spreading consistency.


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Sue...well, morning here is about over but still early.

I LOOOOVE your cool are they and would they ever work nicely in my kitchen displays - PLEASE ENTER ME IN THIS FANTASTIC OFFERING.

And thank you for the Bananna Cake recipe...It is one I love and will try your recipe.
Thanks for sharing!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh I love bananas ~ I'll have to try this recipe out. It looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Hoping I can win your awesome carrots ~ I really need some spring displays around here.
Prim Blessings! Robin

Beckyjean said...


I wish I'd had this recipe yesterday. I just made banana bread with my old bananas. I'll just have to try it next time. The cake looks fantastic!!


cottageprims said...

Banannas and chocolate what could be better! Warm Blessings!~Amy

maureen said...

Hi Sue,
I have been reading your blog for some time now....I thought I was a follower, found out I was not......I just fixed that problem and now I am a new follower. The carrotts are awesome..... They would look geat in a basket I made. So Please Enter Me in This Wonderful Giveaway.
Thanks for the yummy recipe. Banana cake is my favorite. I will try this rcipe.

michelle said...

Looks so yummy Sue!Thanks for sharing.blessings michelle

Becca's Dirt said...

Banana cake with chocolate frosting - Yummy. I didn't know I could freeze those old nana's. I am particular about my banana - it has to be almost green for me to eat it. After I see brown on the peel its too old for me. I will not throw them away now - I'll freeze them.

SANDI said...

Thanks for sharing! I was wondering what to do with my left over bananas.

Angela said...

Well Sue, You cease to amaze me with all your great recipes. Being from the south, GA, in fact, banana bread is very common, however, I have never tried it with chocolate frosting,. Will definitely have to try this one. And just to let you know, I am waiting patiently for the carrots to appear on my island for the holiday coming up. Love them. Have a good dayl

LibbiesHome said...

I didn't know you could freeze those ripe bananas! That tip was worth much more than the price of admissions. ;) The banana cake looks deeelicious! Thanks!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh nummm, chocolate and bananas, it doesn't get much better than that! Looks delicious Sue, thanks for the recipe and thanks for all the opportunities to win your lovely carrots this month! Deb

Brenda said...

We always have discounted ripe bananas here on Mondays. I love to buy them, but right now banana bread is my only recipe to use. This is going to be great to try. I want to be able to make some cake that is not from a box. I have got to take some time and go back through some more of your recipes. Thanks! :)

P.S. How much cocoa do you put in the frosting?

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Wow that cake looks divine! I also did not know that bananas could be frozen...I'm embarrassed to say how many I've thrown away over the years :( Please enter my name for your awesome carrot giveaway. I'm off now to save this chocobanana cake recipe. Thanks so much!

jennifer768 said...

That cake looks so yummy !Thanks for the recipe and the tip about freezing the bananas . Have a great evening.Jen