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Cake!

Last year the Boy discovered the banana split. It soon became a favorite treat. When his birthday rolled around I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. “Too bad you can’t make a banana split cake” Challenge accepted! Considering I was 7 weeks away from Little Bee’s arrival I didn’t do anything from scratch.

It was still good.

It was still good.

I used a box cake mix, store bought icing and mixed crushed pineapple with “whipped topping”. I did however cut up all that fruit myself.

I researched a lot of strawberry cake recipes and it’s surprisingly difficult to find one that doesn’t involve a packet of jello or something else decidedly not from scratch. In the end I’ve settled on this one. Ignore the frosting because we aren’t using it.

Batter up!

Batter up!

The batter smelled and tasted yummy, but I may have done something wrong. It just didn’t seem to rise. Maybe my milk and eggs weren’t room temperature enough or my baking powder is too old. I tend not to go through it very fast but we did use it in cookies recently and they came out beautifully.

Vertically challenged.

Vertically challenged.

All of that aside the pineapple filling and fudge frosting came out great! I think it looks pretty good too…

but how does it taste?

but how does it taste?

General consensus was that although very dense, it was delicious. I have a ton of left over frosting and a little bit of pineapple filling I’m sure we can find something to do with!

Burn it with fire!

Burn it with fire!

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