Thursday, February 18, 2010

banana cake and pillow talk

wow, thursday got here quick
happy day friends!

on the way up north this past weekend
 i finished sewing and stuffing a pillow i made my mom for her birthday
that i thought i would share with you

mucho mucho grande 
is something my mom and i say to one another following 'i love you' or instead of 'i love you' 
she started saying it to me when i was six
so it has a special meaning to us
i decided to embroider it on the pillow
these pics don't do it justice
it's much cuter in real life

a few of you mentioned in this post that you would like the recipe for my banana cake

when you say you want something
i try my best to deliver
so here it is

Banana Cake 

2c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1c. sugar
1/2c. butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
2 bananas 
(mushed... i like to use three and the really ripe dark yucky looking ones)
1tsp. vanilla
1/4c. milk

cream together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and bananas
add dry ingredients - gradually add milk
pour into cake pans
bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Carmel Frosting

1c. brown sugar
1/4c. butter (1/2 stick)
1/4c. milk
1tsp. vanilla

cook the brown sugar, butter and milk on the stove
let melt and stir
bring it to a boil for 1 min.
take off heat
add vanilla
and spoon generously onto the cake

i usually double the carmel recipe...mmmmmm

let me know if you make it 
and of course, what you think of it once you do!

enjoy your thursday my friends!



Claudette said...

Very cute pillow! It's on my bed. Love you mmg. Mom

Kassi said...

so glad you like it mom! love you mmg!
ps. sorry forgot to give you credit for the cake... since it's your recipe and all

Cole said...

I love the pillow you made for you mom! It's so cute!

Micaela said...

what a beautiful pillow!!! i love the embroidered words and the extra sentiment. OPEN UP AN ETSY ALREADY!!! ;)

the cake... YUM!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Claudette. You have a special daughter, but I'm sure you already knew that ;)

Kassi said...

cole and micaela - thanks girls! and as far as an etsy store goes, micaela, i'm trying to get stuff ready to open it up by april... but april is fast approaching so we'll see.

shellybellylarson said...

I agree...OPEN THAT ETSY STORE ...heeheee ! I will probably be your first customer !

The pillow is so sweet...thanks for sharing.

The cake sounds so yummo...I have "out of town" company coming and think that will be the perfect dessert to make. :0)

One day ...if I figure out how...I will get my blog "thang" going on....I really enjoy reading y'alls !

hugs and a happy day...

BuenoBueno said...

i love the pillow kass!
but thats cake made me want to throw up bc i just ate taco bell and im stuffed. you know that feeling? when you see food when your full. ill have to look at it again when im not full. bc im sure its yummy!!!

lydia. said...

such a sweet pillow!
your mom's so gonna love it. :)

Kassi said...

shelly - you are so cute - i'll let you know when i open up the etsy store! ;-) ooh, i hope you make the cake... let me know what you think and what your guests think if you end up making it. have fun with your company!

brandi - you are too funny! taco bell and i don't get along well... makes a funny in my tummy. the cake is sooooo good. def a must try if you have bananas around!

lydia - thanks! i actually already gave it to her and she does love it! yay!

Maura said...

Love the pillow I am sure you mom is going to love it too! I am going to try out your cake. It looks so yummy but I am a bit worried that i am going to eat it all myself!! I lack self control:)

my name is lauren. said...

The pillow you made for your mom turned out to be so cute! I'm sure it was prettier in real life but it still looks awesome in the pictures.

Oh...and wanna hear something awful? I broke one o my fillings at lunch today so even just looking at that banana caramel cake is giving me a tooth ache. It looks so yummy but so painful!

Love you friend! Oh...and guess what? It's sunny here today!

xo. thanks.
xo. thanks.

Kassi said...

maura - when i made it last week, i did eat almost the whole thing - horrible! i too, lack sefl control when it comes to sweets! let me know what you think if you end up making it.... and thanks for the compliment on the pillow!

lauren - thanks love. sorry to hear about your tooth! get that taken care of! yay for sun! xo. thanks. xo thanks. ;-)

MaryBeth Hughes said...

yum--banana cake! sounds like my kind of dessert. oh and the pillow is great.

Sarah said...

super uber cute pillow & even cuter tradition!

Kassi said...

marybeth - thanks! you should try the cake sometime... sooooo goooood!

sarah - thanks sarah. my mom is the best... i love that she only did that with me and not my siblings. so sweet :-)

Kassi said...

mara - thanks for the sweet words.... banana and carmel together is DIVINE!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

What a sweet pillow, and I love that it has real meaning behind it.

I applaud you for baking, it's something I've never really gotten into. Your cake looks yummy, and maybe I'll give it a try without the frosting (sorry, I don't like frosting on cakes or cupcakes). I'm going to make cinnamon raisin bread this the bread machine so I don't have to do much work!

xo infinitytimestrillionscubed

Jilian said... follower as of today, even though I've read you every day for the last few months :o)

I just had to comment on your 'MMG' you and your mom share, I think it's so sweet, esp since my Dad and I share one.. LU5XF which stands for 'love you 5 X forever'. When I was young 5 was the highest # I could count to therefore telling him 'love you 5 forevers daddy' was a huge amount to me. And it's stuck with us two all these 29 years!

Anyways...I really enjoy your blog!

Kassi said...

snow - the recipe makes really good banana bread too... just pour it into a bread pan and don't add the carmel... so yummy with a bit of peanut butter!
enjoy your raisin bread - yummy!

jilian - i LOVE that! i love the fact that we are both 29 and still say it! i don't think i've ever met anyone who 'got' the mmg thing... so it's nice to meet you!
super cute story jilian.... and i also love that it's with your dad... :-)

fraisedesbois said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe of the banana cake. Your pillows are lovely.

Kassi said...

you are so welcome!
and thank you!

~Ash~ said...

hi my love

just looked all the way back to this to get the recipe-i am gonna make it for Easter! :) :)

Hope to see you this week!