Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Cake Slice - Banana Cake with Praline Filling and White Chocolate Ganache



So, this was my first Cake Slice attempt and it sounded so good, I couldn't let myself forget like I have in the past couple of months. 

Even with the multiple step process, my baking partner (my hubby) and I put this together over the weekend. And we only made one mistake!!! WOW!

This mistake?  Well, we are trying to eat better and I decided to cut the cake down to smaller 6 inch rounds and we made all the correct recipe reductions for the cake.  But, something happened and when we went to make the ganache, and the praline filling, I followed the original recipe.  Again, not a problem EXCEPT I didn't buy enough white chocolate for the FULL recipe, and it didn't dawn on me until the very end when I couldn't taste the white chocolate that I realized I'd only cut the white chocolate in half but kept the pecans, heavy cream and vanilla at the full amount. 

Thankfully the overall construction and flavor were not hampered, we just didn't get the full ganache flavoring.

Overall, it was wonderful and a huge hit.  The banana flavor was not overpowering which was nice, and it all blended together nicely.

Visit Gigi and Katie for the recipe or you can purchase the book: Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes  (Alicia Huntsman and Peter Wynne). The The Cake Slice Bakers will show all the different takes on this cake!


Wow - in this picture, the cake looks like it is about to tip over, but it's not, I promise!! 


Rachel said...

Am glad that this cake got the vote :)

Jo said...

Great job and I'll pick the banana cake too.

Caroline said...

Nice job, love the pralines on the sides of the cake.

La Pinche Cocinera said...

Nice cake but with this cake you cant eat better, alot of sugarrrrr...


Gigi said...

Great idea to reduce the cake size! Awesome job on adding the pecans to the side of cak!

Jacque said...

Hey, good job! I'm jealous your husband bakes with you.

It looks delish!

TeaLady said...

Cute little cake. Nice job. We had fun with it.

VelezDelights said...

Hi! I just came across your page. I was wondering how I can join the Cake Slice Bakers. =)