I tried a fantastic banana cake recipe that I found on Pinterest. The recipe comes from
Butter Yum and it is called "To Die For Banana Cake" with Vanilla Bean Frosting. The "to die for" and "vanilla bean" quickly caught my attention, it must be pretty good with a name like that.
The frosting calls for Vanilla Bean Paste, which I had never heard of. After a quick Internet search, I found that Williams-Sonoma carries a great Vanilla Bean Paste from Nielsen-Massey. Nicole and I had thoughts of making it ourselves (which you can) but after buying all the ingredients and waiting...it's much easier to buy it from the store. It adds a distinct vanilla flavor and I love the pretty brown flecks in the frosting.
So, if you have some extra ripe bananas hanging around in your kitchen, go ahead and try this recipe. You will not be disappointed.
A HUGE thanks to Beckie from Knock Off Decor
for featuring the Burlap Message Board!
Head on over and take a peak through Knock Off Decor, you will find tons of great "knock-off" inspiration!
Have a great day! :)