Hey there spooks! <3
Here we are on the week of Halloween! I wasn't the best at getting things posted this month unfortunately (& it's my favorite month!), but alas I do have this one!
So this recipe I found digging through the archives of google searching for "retro halloween recipes" & behold this one popped up! It even led me to this amazing retro site call Mid Century Menu.
Check it out Below!
Now, I made this cake on 3 separate times.
So here's a quick over view on things I learned about this recipe & myself.
1.) There are no cat marshmallows.
* Buy a bag of marshmallows & melt them in the microwave. Spoon that out onto a floured flat surface & let cool. Use a cookie cutter & cut those littler suckers out - in any shape your heart desires!
2.) Get yellow, yellow, yellow bananas. The mushier the better. Obviously. OR use a food processor like I did to get it down to that nice mushy consistency.
3.) Fold in the chilled banana puree into the whipped cream. That way your frosting stays light & fluffy.
4.) I'm allergic to milk chocolate/dark chocolate so I tried to make a white chocolate ganache, it didn't work the best (but after a couple time battling the chocolate monster I gave up & made a butter cream which is what I put on top).
5.) If you don't like licorice, you can use the little squeeze tubes of black icing. Your welcome.
6.) I need practice with cakes! It's been too long!
Butter Cream Frosting Recipe:
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 - 2 tbsp of heavy whipping cream
Make sure butter is room temperature. Mix butter & sugar for 3 minutes making sure everything is combined. Add in vanilla & whipping cream & mix another minute.
Look at those little banana faces though! Aren't they just the cutest!
I'm not a big fan of banana's, as anyone who is a regular on this site knows, but it wasn't horrible! It may not be something I would choose at a buffet, but if that's all the sweet sugary goodness they have, I'd eat it!
Happy Halloween, Sweetums!
Eat, Drink, & Be Scary!
Miss Semi Sweet
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