Tuesdays with Dorie: Lots of Ways Banana Cake

Banana Layer Cake

It was a fitting way to celebrate my Dad’s 92nd birthday–Dorie’s banana cake with cream cheese frosting between the layers and Grandma’s squash pie–his very favorite.

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Although everybody seemed to like the cake, next time I’ll stick with sweetened whip cream. That’s all this cake needs for interesting texture and flavor contrast.

Dorie's banana cake square

If you want the recipe, visit Kimberly at Only Creative Opportunities for the recipe.

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Chaya July 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm

That cake is something else. The inside is filled with many goodies, it appears. That must taste good.

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nickki July 20, 2010 at 3:05 am

Your cake looks delicious! It’s the frosting that does it for me! I went with caramel frosting, but I’m definitely going to make this again with cream cheese. So many possibilities with this cake :-)

Happy Birthday to your Dad :-)

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Jennifer July 20, 2010 at 4:37 am

Awwww-what a wonderful cake to make for your Dad’s birthday. It looks SO delicious!!!!

Your Dad has such a sweet face!

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Kimberly July 20, 2010 at 6:39 am

Your cake looks beautiful! Thanks for baking with me this week!

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pamela July 20, 2010 at 7:08 am

Well…how dashing does your Dad look in his green cardigan? So handsome! Hope he had a wonderful celebration. Your cake looks luscious.

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Charli July 20, 2010 at 7:17 am

I used white chocolate whipped cream which played nicely with the cake. Yours looks like the perfect birthday celebration cake!

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Amanda July 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

Aw happy birthday!!! The cake looks marvelous. but everything you make does :) This was my farewell post with TWD after almost two years of baking along. Hope you’ll stop by and say goodbye!

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steph (whisk/spoon) July 20, 2010 at 7:59 am

mmm….that’s a really moist-looking cake. yum! happy birthday to your dad!

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Flourchild July 20, 2010 at 8:40 am

Wow your cake looks so good! I loved this cake, it’s my new fav. now!
Happy bday to your sweet father! 92 wow..that is so cool!

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cindy harris July 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

Beautiful cake–lucky Grandpa. I agree on whipped cream as the topping. I made frosting but next time I’ll top with a big spoon of whipped cream!

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Jessica of My Baking Heart July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

Love the picture of your dad – adorable! The cake looks wonderful, too! :)

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Lori Ann July 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Your dad looks soo cute – I can’t believe he’s 92! I love his green sweater!
The cake looks fabulous! I’m inspired now – I’m hoping to bake it this weekend.

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Judy July 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

What a great looking cake! Splitting the layers is such a good idea. I’m sure your baking keeps your father young.

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rachsbabycakes July 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Your cake looks wonderful!

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Heather Davis July 21, 2010 at 5:57 am

That looks so grand! Love the three layers. A perfect cake for a 92nd birthday.

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mike July 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I want the cardigan. I’ve almost bought one several times… my grandfather lived in them. Oh – but this is about cakes…. I want the cake as well. The “no frosted side-look” is wonderful (something I’ve never tried). What a wonderful cake for a wonderful day!

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Margaret July 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

WOW! 92! And he looks like he is still loving life. HB to your Dad.

Cake is beautiful.

And squash pie. What recipe do you use. I made once and it was pretty good. Would love another to try.

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Romaine July 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Hi Margaret, The squash pie is on my website. It’s linked in this post. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. We absolutely love it but think it may be an acquired taste. It does not taste like squash at all. Rather mild.

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Lisa July 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Your cake looks fabulous!!! I looove cream cheese frosting!!!

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