Monday, April 12, 2010

Banana Refrigerator Cake with Dreamy Creamy White Chocolate Frosting

Dreamy Creamy White Chocolate Frosting.....absolute perfection atop a delicately flavored banana cake with  just a hint of lemon.  This frosting is amazing.  Next time I'll double the recipe and slice the cake in half for a filling.  Or just run off with the dish and the spoon.

It never fails when ripe bananas are called for there are only green ones available in the markets. This past week was a bit hectic but I managed to actually plan ahead buying bananas on Friday.  Yesterday they still were not sufficiently ripe. A few hours in a 250 degree oven did the trick.  They obliged by turning black and quite nasty looking.

The batter was wonderfully easy to mix together.  The mini Cuisinart worked fine, which thrilled me.

I used Lindt White Chocolate with Coconut in the frosting.  It played off the banana perfectly.  

                                             This is the reason for the chaotic week.

Lilianna Rose was born Saturday evening on her Italian great grandfather's birthday. He would have
been thrilled. She's our little bit of heaven.


  1. Lilianna is so precious! She's lovely! Congrats! :D And your banana cake looks scrumptious!

  2. i agree with faithy on both counts--precious little newborn and great looking cake! congratulations!

  3. Wait.. Who can think of CAKE??? with that precious bundle around! OMG... I think my insides just contracted.

    BTW, good idea on the banana trip to make it turn black.. another tip, if you put it in a paper bag, they will rippen sooner too.

  4. I always have that same problem of needing ripe bananas and only having green. I never thought of putting them in the oven. Thanks for that tip, I have to try it next time I make banana bread.


  5. Congrats to grandma and the proud parents. Lillian is beautiful.

    Great idea with the coconut white chocolate. I haven't seen that, but the combination sounds like a tropical paradise.

  6. Congrats on 2 beauties - the baby and the cake :). Lilianna Rose is such a gorgeous name.

  7. Oh wow. Such a wee cute bundle of joy.

    Your cake looks fab. And I might just join you with a spoon at your dish of that dreamy creamy white chocolate ruination.

    Such an amazing cake.

  8. Oh my gosh, she is adorable! Congratulations, Vicki!!

    Your cake looks wonderful. I'm glad it was a big hit!

  9. A new baby and Harold McGee!! Does life get any better?
    And to answer you, I borrowed it from the library. Will be checking it out again though.
    Can't wait for the review!! Have fun for both of us.

  10. 我們不是因為快樂而歌唱,而是唱歌使我們快樂..............................

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    Great banana tip!