i should be mopping the floor: {Faux-Made} Banana Cream Cake

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

{Faux-Made} Banana Cream Cake


I wanted to share a quick way to doctor up a cake mix for an elegant cake. It may not be homemade...but it's certainly faux-made. And nobody will be able to tell the difference!

{The need for faux-made started out of the fact that I don't keep real flour or sugar in the house because of our off-beat eating lifestyle. However, my husband wanted "real cake" for his birthday last week. Real as in...with gluten, with carbs and with all the "bad" stuff I spend every other day trying to rid our systems of...I truly don't blame him. It was his birthday. And I knew if I made a real home-made cake...I would have to buy "normal" flour, sugar, etc....and then it would be sitting around the house tempting me for weeks to come.}

So, enter my tried-and-true, learned-it-in-college-to-impress-a-boy-and-make-him-think-I-was-uber-domestic, faux-made cake {it can get you places, friend}:

You'll need:
- 1 bottle of Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes {back in the college days, we'd use canned cream-cheese frosting and mixed an extra teaspoon or two of vanilla extract in to make it taste homemade...because this glaze stuff didn't exist way back then. I welcome even more slothfulness with open arms in the form of bottled glaze.}
- 1 banana flavored cake mix {omit all of the ingredients on the back}
- 5 eggs {that was not a typo...FIVE}
- 1 1/3 cups of milk {if you want a creamier cake, use half & half or heavy cream...sooo naughty!}
- 1 stick + 3 tablespoons butter {melted}

First combine your wet ingredients {except eggs} in your mixing bowl.

Next, break eggs into the same measuring cup you used for both the butter & milk {less dirty dishes that way}...whisk the eggs with a fork to make sure all of the yolks are broken before adding them to the bowl.

After adding the eggs to the bowl, cover the ingredients with the cake mix and turn the mixer on {carefully to avoid a cake mix shower} until everything is incorporated.

Prep a bundt pan in any way you like...I prefer the spray that has the flour incorporated.

Pour your cake into the pan and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, checking for doneness. Allow cake to cool completely before glazing.

Follow directions on the glaze bottle for prep {I often add a teaspoon of vanilla extract before the shaking part...just to give a little somethin'-somethin'}.

Oh yeah....and from a box! {gasp!}
You can do this with any box mix...it's fun to get creative!


 And....it was birthday boy approved!

"I serve mine with (whipped) cream to cut the sweetness." 
{name that movie}








21 comments:

  1. Sometimes faux is the way to go! haha, it rhymes. Things I say to amuse myself! LOOKS great :)

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  2. That is stunning! Sounds soooo good. Cake mix is awesome!

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  3. Faux-made! I love this word :) This looks (and sounds) amazing, Kristi and also makes me sad to think that we have neither the cake mix or the glaze available in Canada!

    You definitely would have fooled me if you put this cake in front of me!

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  4. Wowwwww - this cake looks AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS !:)
    I really like the color

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  5. Wonderful cake..looks super moist! Visiting from Not Your Ordinary Recipes Link Up!

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  6. Looks like a happy guy!!! Great cake and sometimes faux is the best!

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  7. Oh that looks good! I have never used that glaze, but it's good to know you can add some extra flavoring to it!

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  8. OH YUM!! Banana cake is one of my favorites, and this one looks so wonderful. Love your pictures too. Stopped by from the Creative Me bloghop. Love your blog!

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  9. Oh gosh that looks sooooo nice. Pass a slice over then!!

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  10. I was curious about those glazes. The cake looks yummy!

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  11. Yumm! That looks good - and sounds like it was a hit!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. This cake looks awesome!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing the banana cake recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy!

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  13. That looks wonderful. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  14. Wow, this looks delightful. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  15. Looks delicious! I'm glad you said the five eggs wasn't a typo, I would have wondered about that!

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  16. Oh wow your cake looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  17. I am all about faux made cakes most days!!! Love the well of frosting going on there:-)

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  18. I am now all kinds of excited that I stumbled across not only your blog, but this recipe!! Banana cake? Easily made? I'm all for it!! Thanks for sharing & I see us making this in the VERY near future!

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