RECIPE FOR THALHIMERS CHOCOLATE CAKE AND FOR A BANANA LAYER CAKE WITH ICING
I would love a good banana layer cake with your favorite icing.Also has anyone made the Thalhimers 6layer chocolate cake recipe that was posted yesterday?It states to use 2 pans each 17x12.That should make two 6 layer cakes if I'm calculating correctly.Any opinions on this before I try the recipe? Does anyone have the address of Martin's in Richmond or where it is located?
The banana cake from the infamous Elvis cake is delicious. Here's a slightly modified version:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 mashed ripe bananas
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine. finally, stir in vanilla and mashed bananas. Pour batter evenly between two greased 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
The Elvis cake calls for this to be frosted with a peanut butter frosting, but any frosting works on it: vanilla buttercream (I would go with the cooked flour buttercream as it's not too sweet), chocolate, cream cheese, etc.
Sure, here's the original thread about it, which contains the link to the blog with the recipe:
I don't use chocolate chips, but have put a chocolate ganache layer in the middle instead. And I cut way back on the amount of sugar in the frosting. It's all quite delicious together. :)
I love this cake, too. The frosting (once you cut back on the sugar) is soooo good -- kind of like eating a whipped peanut butter fudge. The nice thing is that the cake is delicious on its own -- I've made a bundt cake with it and not frosted it at all. You know, for those times when you need to delude yourself that eating cake without frosting is "better" for you.