Banana Set Cake with Greek Yogurt

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's been a while since I posted a recipe. Not because I haven't wanted to, but because of the lack of time I have had to dedicate to the kitchen! It's been all about the new biz lately. Which is good. Good stuff happening. But a girl's gotta bake her family a treat from time to time, am I right?
This recipe actually came about from being on set. I bought way too many bananas and way too much yogurt to feed my crew at breakfast time (yes, I do styling, on-camera, crafty and all), so a bag of food came home with me. I was sitting there staring at all of these bananas and wondering what to do with them (there's only so much banana bread one can make) and a giant tub of unopened Greek yogurt too!

So I did a key word search for CAKE-YOGURT-BANANA and came up with this!

Banana Set Cake with Greek Yogurt
After tweaking some ingredients on a recipe I found here, I came up with this.

4 bananas (the riper, the better)
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup half & half (milk will work)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp vinegar
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
3/4 cup butter (room temp)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs

Method: Preheat oven to 350. In your mixer, whirl up bananas, yogurt, cream & vinegar. In a separate bowl, add flour, salt & baking soda. Set aside. Cream together butter & sugar in another bowl. Butter should be room temp. (Mine came out of the freezer, so I chopped it up and let it sit in a bowl on top of preheating oven for 5 min. See pic above.) Fold eggs into butter sugar mix, then alternate adding this and dry ingredients into mixer. Do not over mix! Grease & flour pan (I used two rounds) and bake for 30-35 min.
I still had plenty of yogurt to use up and realized I could just mix it into powdered sugar to create icing! I added in some vanilla to add depth, but you could get creative and use lemon zest or almond extract. Easy!

1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla
 Sift sugar into yogurt and whip until creamy. Mix in vanilla and let cool inside refrigerator until ready to use.

Hope you enjoy as much as my family and I did! Let me know if you try it! xx