Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Banana Snack Cake with Creamy Fudge Frosting
Category:   Dessert - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Neal Barnard
1 1/2 c mashed ripe banana (about 3 to 4 medium bananas)
1/2 c pure maple syrup
2 T organic canola or safflower oil
2 t vanilla extract
2 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 c coarsely chopped or broken walnuts
1 1/2 c Creamy Fudge Frosting
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350F. Mist an 8-inch square glass baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Combine banana, syrup, oil and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well. Place remaining ingredients, except walnuts and frosting, in a separate large bowl and stir together. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, sprinkling in about 1/3 at a time. Mix until well combined. Batter will be very thick. Stir in walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan. Bake on center rack of oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack. Frost with Creamy Fudge Frosting. Cool completely before cutting.
Makes:   12 to 16 servings