We have a GIG meeting tonight. Namaste Foods was kind enough to provide me with a box of goodies to share, with a bunch of recipes and other great stuff. Today I made a chocolate cake with the Chocolate Cake Mix they sent me. I used one of the recipes on their website to spice it up a bit and I had a couple of bananas I needed to use, so this was perfect. I chose this State Fair Chocolate Banana Cake recipe off their website and then made my own frosting. I can’t take credit for the cake, because it’s mostly just their cake mix, but I did come up with the frosting creation myself, and I have to say, it’s AMAZING!! If you love cream cheese frosting, you’re going to die when you try this.
Check out their cake recipe and here’s the frosting I made. Oh, and also, I just used Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips in the cake because I didn’t have white chocolate chips, nor do I like it. It made too much though. I think if I would have put it all on, it would be WAY too rich.
Banana Cream Cheese Frosting
1 very ripe medium/large banana, mashed
12 oz cream cheese, room temperature (1 1/2 packages)
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp butter, room temperature (1/2 of a stick)
1 tsp vanilla (I used white vanilla, as I didn’t want to change the color, but brown works too.)
a pinch or two of nutmeg
In a medium bowl, mash the banana well. Add cream cheese and butter and blend with hand mixer or stand mixer if you really want to use that. Add in vanilla and nutmeg and then add powdered sugar. You might have to play around with consistency, as you probably know if you’ve made cream cheese frosting before. You can add less cream cheese and less sugar and it won’t make quite as much too. You’ll figure it out.
I will let you know what everyone thought of it after tonight. I am not a chocolate lover, but I will try a piece. I won’t base the review on my taste/opinion though.
Here’s the cake all frosted up, and I’ll try to remember to take a picture or two tonight when we cut it.
I am also making the BBQ Cowboy Casserole I made a few weeks ago. Here’s the recipe link for that too if you want to give it a try. I’m going to make it with less BBQ sauce and less sugar this time and see how it comes out.
This is the BBQ sauce I use. It’s the best/healthiest stuff I could find with NO corn. We all know how everything has corn syrup or HFCS in it.