Perhaps it is the extreme workload that has been plaguing me, but recently all I have wanted is some chocolate cake. Amen. The first one (which was SOOO AMAZING) is actually a banana cake, because my mom bought about a million bananas on her last trip to the grocery store. So without further ado, banana cake with banana cream cheese frosting and a chocolate ganache glaze. I'll start right in on the gory details:
holy moly! a full view:
wowza. Did I mention I loooooove this cake?
However, apparently I have to balance amazing recipes up with repulsive ones. The actual cake was pretty excellent (chocolate buttermilk) but the frosting was disgustingly sweet. It ruined the entire cake. Sad face. It looked pretty though, so I'll give you a picture:
Since both of the recipes were from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook (a bday present from my lil' bro) I'll give a quickie review of the book. The cake recipes were both AMAZING (although I tinkered with the banana one a little bit) so I totally recommend that portion of the book. However, the frostings were horribly sweet. Really gross. Sorry, magnolia. The cream cheese frosting was technically their recipe, however I only added 2 our of the 5 CUPS that they called for (what?!) and it was still plenty sweet. In the aforementioned sickly sweet frosting, I used 2 CUPS LESS than it actually called for, and I could still only eat one slice before trashing the thing. So all in all that was a wordy way of saying: I recommend the cakes in the book but if you make the frostings, put in less than half of what they call for. So yeah. Enjoy your days/night, everyone!