Every now and then I attempt to bake a cake. Most of these attempts result in a mess that is burned on the outside and raw on the inside. I like to blame my oven for this, but sometimes I'm not entirely sure that it is actually the oven's fault. Tonight though, I somehow managed to bake a perfect, delicious, cake.
1/4 c butter
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 over-ripe bananas
1/2 c milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 c brown sugar
2 c flour
grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. (until toothpick comes out clean)
Cut 2 kiwis in half, scoop out the inside. I let as much of the juice as possible drip into a glass. Chop up the kiwi pieces. Cook them for a few minutes in a saucepan, long enough for more of the juice to come out of the fruit. Strain out the juice.
Melt a dark chocolate bar or 2 in a saucepan. Add the de-juiced kiwi chunks. Stir well. Spread on top of the baked cake.
1- I used a combo of butter and oil because 1/4 c butter is all I had. If I had more butter, I would have used just butter.
2- Since I didn't have any butter left after making the cake, I used bacon grease to grease the pan. A part of me was hoping that I would be able to taste the bacon in the cake. That part of me was let down. No bacon taste.
3- I was going to add cream cheese to the glaze, but when I took it out of the fridge I discovered that it was a rather interesting shade of dark turquoise. Looked like a great science experiment. Not so great-looking for my cake.
4- I don't eat dessert. I had 2 pieces of this cake. (Okay, I'll rephrase. I don't eat dessert very often.)
5- The kiwi juice that I saved when I scooped the fruit out of the skin made a delicious cocktail with some strawberry vodka and club soda. I love strawberry-kiwi flavored stuff.