By Karin Brosnan - Friday, July 10, 2015
Naked Banana Cake with Fresh Flowers
I am a Bad blogger! LOL
I will list out the steps and post the recipe below
Step 1- Decide how big you want your cake. I made two recipes of this cake so I could get it tall. I used two 6" round cake pans and two 8" round cake pans (actually I just used one twice)
Step 2- Make and bake the cake (recipe below)
Step 3- After cakes have cooled cut the two smaller cakes in half to make four layers. I left the two 8" cakes whole.
Step 4- Make the " to die for" cream cheese frosting (recipe below)
Step 5- Let the stacking begin! Lay one of the 8" cakes on a pretty cake plate and cover just the top with frosting pushing some of the frosting to the edges so that it will squish out a little when the next cake layer is laid on top. Stack the next 8" layer on. Cover the top with frosting.
Step 6- Place one of the 6" layers in the center of the 8" cake, add frosting in between each layer ending with a smooth cake layer on top . Frost with more frosting leaving a little of the edge of the cake exposed.
Step 7- Cut off stems of blooms and position the flowers in a pleasing way. We used to pretty peonies and a few ranuculas at the base of the flowers. The green leaves were cut from trees around our neighborhood..some sort of light green olive tree. Madeline places some at the base of the cake and for the final touch we sprinkled powdered sugar all on the edges of the cake and on the leaves. It turned out so pretty!
I used this Banana Bar recipe from Taste of Home only I replaced the sour cream with greek yogurt.
Taste of Home
Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting