FAST & EASY SNACKING CAKE
|Add Mashed over-rip bananas, canned pumpkin puree or 3/4 cup smooth
applesauce to cake batter and you have a snackin cake!. Serves 8
|1/3 cup||Vegetable oil||75 mL|
|1/2 cup||Granulated sugar||125 mL|
|1/2 cup||Firmly packed brown sugar||125 mL|
|1 cup||Mashed over-rip bananas, canned pumpkin puree or 3/4 cup smooth applesauce||250 mL|
|1-1/2 cups||Flour||375 mL|
|1/2 tsp||Baking soda||2 mL|
|1 tsp||Baking powder||5 mL|
|1/2 tsp||Salt||2 mL|
|1 tsp||Cinnamon||5 mL|
|1/4 tsp||Each ground nutmeg, allspice and cloves||1 mL|
Preheat oven to 350°F [180°C]
In large bowl, combine eggs, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar. With electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add bananas, pumpkin or applesauce; beat until blended in, about 30 seconds. Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices (if desired, omit spices for banana version): stir in a low speed until blended, about 30 seconds. Pour into greased and floured 8 or 9 inch square cake pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Cream Cheese Frosting: With electric mixer, beat together 4 oz softened cream cheese. 2 tbsp softened butter and 1 tsp vanilla. Gradually beat in enough icing sugar about 1-1/2 cups to give smooth, spreadable consistency.