This is a great recipe. The flavor is excellent. I didn't change a thing and everyone in the house loved it. It was mysteriously gone the next morning. Just a dirty cake plate left on the counter. I will be making this again, for sure. Thanks for sharing a really good recipe.
I made this today to take to a family afternoon tea. It is an easy cake to whip up. I only made one of the buttercream recipes to put in the middle and then added choc chips to the remainder to go on top so made it look really 'dirty'. Great way to use up blackening bananas. Made for ZWT9.
I can't give this all the stars it deserves--only five. I made the cake into twenty four perfect cupcakes, and iced them with Ev's frosting--they were delicious, rich but light, delicate, elegant little desserts which everyone loved. I followed the cake recipe exactly, using buttermilk. For the frosting, I used 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar. I did not have instant coffee so ground french roast beans very fine and made some very strong, carefully filtered coffee. Also, I mixed and mixed so that the frosting, before the addition of the butter was already very thick and fluffy. I added the butter one tablespoon at a time and found that 10 tablespoons (about five ounces) of butter made for a fabulous frosting--so I stopped there. And one more note: we had a bit of frosting and a few cupcakes left; they froze beautifully and were still moist and tender and the icing still fluffy when defrosted. One of these days I'll have to make the filling and come back and rave some more. You've done it again, Evelyn!
This banana cake was a terrific addition to our fourth of July party! The cake itself was very moist, but it's the filling that really makes this cake. I did add more powdered sugar to the buttercream filling, and make sure when making this recipe you use the butter that evelyn calls for. I tried to use margarine for the frosting and it contains too much water so it wouldn't set up. Terrific tasting banana cake for those who love banana and coffee, my family LOVED it!