Posts Tagged 'banana'

Baby’s first birthday cake

I was asked to bake a cake for my niece which she could eat on her first birthday! I had never heard of such a thing but took on the challenge and discovered that there are web pages dedicated to the topic! I opted for the Banana and Blueberry cake from www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com with a cream cheese, apple and vanilla icing.

Healthy baby cake

Healthy baby cake

Verdict: My niece loved the cake and grabbed it lovingly with her hands. However for the adults at the party it was just too healthy. I personally feel that if I am going to have a piece of cake then I want it to be sweet and indulgent and I quite like having that guilty feeling afterwards!

 

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Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

I have been adding a number of recipes to my ever increasing ‘must bake wish list’ from the book Delia’s Cakes (which I received for my birthday from my Aunt and Uncle – thank you 🙂 ). The following jumped to the top of my wish list and I baked them last weekend:

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

I took my trusted Banana loaf recipe (sorry cannot share but try this) and created cupcakes which I then iced with Delia’s fudge icing and finished by topping with dark and white chocolate love hearts. A super tasty icing that I will definitely be using again!

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes topped with chocolate hearts

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes topped with chocolate hearts

I also used it to ice my mini loaf cakes and topped with chocolate shavings:

Banana and Fudge Loaves

Banana and Fudge Loaves

Please note that it is best to place the cupcakes/loaves straight into the fridge once decorated so it gives the icing a chance to set.

Mini Banana loaves

An opportunity to use up over ripened bananas and plums 🙂

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