We often have a few bananas lying around that are on the verge of being really too bad to use for anything. Many times I will make banana bread or these amazing banana muffins, but last night I was in the mood for something different. I wondered, "is there such a thing as banana cake?" (One thing you should know about me is that I love cake. A lot).
Indeed there is. I found several recipes on allrecipes.com (my favorite online recipe resource) whose main ingredient was cake mix. Umm, no. But then I found this: Banana Cake VII.
Of course, I had to adjust it to be gluten free. And I always wonder how that is going to make it turn out. I used 1 cup Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose GF Flour and 1/2 cup of almond meal to replace the flour and used three whole eggs instead of 2 eggs + 1 egg white to help bind it without adding xanthan gum. (Cause xanthan gum is nasty, y'all. IMHO). I baked it in a 10x13 pan because I do not have round cake pans. Because I was too lazy to make frosting, I just dusted it with powdered sugar.
Result: really, really yummy. The kids were dancing around singing "banana cake! banana cake!" and J looked up from his plate, and mumbled through a mouthful, "this is gluten free?!" Indeed it is!
So try it the way it is written or try it my way. Either way, I hope you will enjoy. :)