I made a swirled banana cake this weekend. I found I had extra time this since my husband and I are childless. Well, for 5 days anyway. Let me explain, my 3 kids left yesterday to stay with my in-laws for five days. My in-laws are saints aren’t they? We’ll see how they feel by the end of the week!
Funny, how when you tell people your kids will be gone for several days, they give you a funny smile and a wink. I actually overheard someone ask my husband if he should expect baby number 4 after this! What is wrong with people??? Is that all they think about??? What I think about is that I will have 5 days without a chauffeur schedule-I won’t be driving anyone anywhere! That’s 5 days without getting after someone to clean up. 5 days without convincing someone to finish their dinner. That’s 5 days with eating whatever we want to eat, when we want to eat it! That’s 5 days without constantly washing dishes!!! 5 days without breaking up fights and arguments! Not too shabby.
But, that’s also 5 days without, “mommy, I love you”. 5 days without infectious screams and giggles. 5 days without little hugs and kisses. 5 days without peaking at peacefully sleeping faces. 5 days without lively chatter. 5 days without snuggling close to warm little bodies. 5 days missing of my little ones.
Since there were fewer mouths here to munch on banana’s, I made this swirled banana cake. Since I love Whoppers, I thought a chocolate malt frosting would pair perfectly. I was right! Wonderful combination! The cake was so moist. Loaded with sweet banana flavor! As I said, it’s a swirled cake, so part of the batter was combined with cocoa. Mmm, mmm! The frosting is very rich, you can certainly leave out the malt powder. The chocolate frosting would be fantastic atop a leather shoe, it’s that good! I am going to give this banana cake to my sister to share with her office since there’s only two of us here this week. It suspect it goes very quickly there. This banana cake is a wonderful way to use up banana’s. A great alternative to banana bread. And the chocolate malt frosting makes it a complete package!
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