Sunday, March 23, 2008

Banana Yogurt Cake To Celebrate The Royal Banana Blog Yumminess Award

Woo Hoo! I'm going bananas over my first blog award! Mercedes has honored Joy of Desserts with The Royal Banana Blog Yumminess Award and I'm celebrating with a Banana Yogurt Cake and participating in her cake edition of Scrumptious Sunday. I'm so excited to get an award and to get it so quickly. This blog is only a couple of weeks old. Thank you, Mercedes!!

And to pass along the blog love, I am in turn awarding a few blogs. I haven't met too many bloggy friends through this site yet, but I've had a great response with comments (which I L.O.V.E.), so I am giving this award to three very nice bloggers: Beloved Mama, Joyfull and Twinklemom. Be sure to go visit them and tell them I sent you!

I'll give this award to a few more people next time I post too, because 4urpets has also given me this Royal Banana Blog Yumminess Award and I'll have to have another celebration for that award too!! We just can't pass up a good time when there's a good excuse like an award, right?

So, on to the Banana Yogurt Cake recipe. I've never made this recipe before, but it should be super moist because there are four ingredients which add lots of moisture, the bananas, the yogurt, butter and honey. It sounds really good and it's a great way to use those overripe bananas you may have sitting on your kitchen counter. The overripe bananas will give your cake more flavor too. Let me know how it turns out.

Banana Yogurt Cake
Cake Ingredients
* 1 stick of butter
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons honey
* 2 eggs
* 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
* 1 cup plain yogurt (or vanilla or honey yogurt)
* 1 1/3 cups flour
* 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Icing Ingredients
* 8 0z. cream cheese, at room temperature
* 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
* 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons mashed banana or honey

1. Preheat oven to 355F.
(180C.). Grease and flour a spring-form pan. Line the base with baking paper.
2. Cream butter, brown sugar and honey in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale and creamy.
3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
4. Add mashed banana and yogurt and fold into mixture.
5. Add flour and baking powder. Fold into the mixture gently until just combined.
6. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
7. Remove cake from oven and let stand for five to ten minutes before removing from pan. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Icing: Beat cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and banana together until smooth and creamy. Spread over cake.



  1. Congratulations on your first award! I feel honored that I (along with 4urpets) have bestowed this upon you! Great reason to party-twice-lol! This cake sounds great! Anything with butter, yogurt, and cream cheese has gotta be good! I love bananas too-woohoo! Thanks so much for playing and have a Happy Easter!

  2. This sounds so yummy - I can't wait to try it - I LOVE bananas. Mine's up too and uses bananas as a 'garnish'. Happy Easter.

  3. hi joy, congrats for the award! i love bananas too and naturally i love banana cakes baked by my sister. i don't know how to back bt ur recipe looks easy and interesting. wish to do them someday. wish you have posted a picture of this banana yogurt cake. :)

  4. Thank you!

    Sunshine4life: Thanks! It should be a very easy cake to bake. You can do it with your sister. There was no photo with this recipe, but it is a round cake and the icing is all white. You could also decorate it with sliced bananas. A photo sure would be nice. If I find one on the Internet, I will add it to this post. :-)

  5. Oh heavens is it the Banana Yogurt Cake that is my award! Yum yum!'s a "Royal Banana" Award!

    *Hugs* thank you so so much, you are just as sweet as the *drooling* recipes you keep posted...LOL, I had stopped at the Banana jam because of all the drooling on the keyboard!

    Now that I see the cake recipe that I can't believe I missed (but it was good reason, celebrating the fact Jesus Christ has risen indeed! Amen!), I think I am going to have to head to the grocery to do*drooling* if I can make it through all this drool! LOL

    *Hugs* Thank you so so much for the award!! God bless you and just loving the site as always...

    You're site deserves the Royal Banana (and more) this house stocked in sweetness for sure!

  6. THank you so much!!!! I think that perhaps this is one of my most favorite awards that I have ever seen ... so cute and fun!!! and I love your blog :o) it's so sweet and refreshing :o)

  7. I am so going to try this sometime. I will let you know how it turned out, I will probably blog about it too. thanks for sharing your awesome recipe!


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