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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Elvis Presley Cake

This cake has become one of the family favorites. It is rich...very rich...but it is very good!! A small piece goes a looong way!

Elvis Presley Cake (banana cake with peanut butter fluff icing)

Elvis Presley Cake

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup dark rum
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour well, 2 nine inch cake pans.
Mix the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.

Beat the butter until it is creamy; add the sugars and beat for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then add the vanilla and rum.

At a lower speed on the mixer, add the bananas. Then begin adding the buttermilk and flour alternately beginning and ending with the dry ingredients (the rule of thumb in cake baking). Mix just until everything is incorporated. Divide the batter between the two cake pans. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the cakes are a deep golden brown. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove them and cool completely on a rack.

Flutter Nutter Icing

1 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup soft butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup confectioner sugar
2 Tbsp milk

Combine the marshmallow cream and peanut butter until well blended; then add sugar and milk alternately. Beat in vanilla. Refrigerate 30 minutes before frosting the cake.

I typically add chocolate mini chips or drizzle ganache over the top of this cake. It just screams for chocolate :)