The Freshman Cook: Banana Lime Cake

This Banana Lime Cake would be the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. It is full of banana flavor with a lime back up. It has a texture much like a banana bread, but a little denser, and it is the perfect pairing to a cup of coffee. It is drizzled with a lime frosting and accented with banana chips. I made this cake using a mini tube pan, and 2 disposable loaf pans, because I am mailing them. This mini pan is plenty for four people. parchment paper 2 cups Flour pinch of Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 3/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon Lime Zest 1 Banana 1 tablespoon Lime Juice 1 Egg 5 ounces Cream Cheese-softened 2/3 cup Golden Raisin


1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar 2-3 teaspoon Lime Juice 1/2 teaspoon finely grated Lime Zest


Banana Chips finely grated Lime Zest Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 7″ round pan and line with parchment. Because I used the mini tube pan, I cut a circle of parchment for that. The paper disposable pans do not require parchment, but it won’t hurt anything if you use it. Grate your lime using a grater or a microplane. Sift your flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and lime zest. Mash up your banana and mix it with the lime juice. Make a well in the bowl of dry ingredients. Add the egg, banana mix, cream cheese, and raisins. Mix until fully blended, then pour batter into pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes. If you are using another type of pan, adjust accordingly. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Then let pans sit on a cooling rack until completely cool. Sift the confectioner’s sugar into a bowl. The sifting is important because you don’t want any lumps in your drizzle. Sifting will prevent that. Add the lime juice 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition. The drizzle should be slightly thick. Once you have a good consistency add in the lime zest and stir. Drizzle your cake with the frosting. Sprinkle lime zest over the cake. Decorate your cake with banana chips. Enjoy your cake! Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks for taking the time to read this page today. I appreciate you! You might enjoy these other recipes:
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