Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Cake

Okay men out there...husbands, sons, grandsons, nephews, whoever you are (even the women...daughters, nieces, granddaughters), you are thinking about that special lady in your life that deserves the very best on this Mother's Day. You have spent hours in the card aisles, flower shops, and various stores trying to find "just the right one" for her. You want everything to be special for her. After all the time put into the other things, an oversight of yours is simply one of the things your special lady might appreciate the most. The dessert. Of course, going to the store and grabbing something would work, but how would a wonderfully delicious homemade cake that you spent time preparing make her feel? Keep reading...I have a recipe just for you to make for her. You don't have to be a world-renowned chef to make this gem of a cake. In fact, you may have never baked anything ever in your life and you will do just fine.

Mother's Day Banana Cake (this recipe comes from my own mother)

What you need:
* 1 box of cake mix (yellow or white would be best)
* 1 cup of water
* 1/2 cup oil
* 3 eggs

What to do:
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees
* Prepare mix according box ( you know beat 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup oil, 3 eggs, and mix together)
* Beat in 3-4 large bananas
* Grease bottom of pan (if doing a Bundt cake, grease pan all over)
* Pour batter into pan
* Bake according to directions on box (30 minutes for 13x9, Bundt 38-40 minutes, cupcakes 15-20 minutes)
* Let cool and then ice the cake

What you need:
* 2 packages of cream cheese
* 1 stick of butter (soft)
* 1 & 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
*1 tablespoon of vanilla

What to do:
*Whip all ingredients together
*Spread over cake

***Garnish with fresh strawberries to really make her think WOW***

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