Today is Memorial Day, but it’s also my mother’s birthday. While you’re all probably grilling and pie-making, I made a cake to celebrate a very special lady.
My mom claims to not like cake and dessert, but really I know she’s just picky. She loves certain desserts and she loves everything banana. No crazy combinations here, because of her picky palate, I went the simple route.
I made a simple banana cake like the little banana cake I made before (recipe doubled for a full cake), but with a few changes to the filling
I whipped up a ton of whipped cream with sugar and a touch of vanilla for filling and frosting, fried some bananas with rum and added some slivered almonds.
and ta-da! A birthday cake just for my mother. I added some fresh flowers for a pop of color.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Is your mother picky about desserts like mine? I feel like that’s one thing my children will never have to worry about. I’ll pretty much enjoy anything.
9 thoughts on “Banana Birthday Cake for My Mom”
Gorgeous cake! This is like the cake of my dreams!
You are awesome! lucky Mom!
happy birthday to your mom! and can you please teach me how to decorate a cake like that? so pretty!
Yess! Let’s make a cake together!
I love the cakes you make! So pretty! Happy birthday to your mama. 🙂
Wow gorgeous cake and happy b’day to your mom. I happen to have ripe bananas here.
Looks beautiful! When you put something slippery like bananas between cake layers, how do you keep it all together and so pretty? I always worry that with one bump the top cake later will just slide off the bottom one! Do you have any tricks?
I put whipped cream under and above the banana (you can sorta see it in the pic). That kept it in place. Then I make sure to press the top layer down pretty firmly so it digs in. I’ve never had an issue with a cake falling over, another tip is to keep it chilled so that the frosting and filling stays firm and holds it all together.