Friday, August 22, 2008

Banana Cake & Spaghetti Bake

Hello and welcome to my food blog. I like the bake and cook so I decided I would start a blog about it to share recipes. . . .
Tonight for supper I made Spaghetti bake, Applesauce, Garlic Bread and Banana Cake. I was planning on making rhubarb pie but had a bunch of banana's that needed to be used up so I make that instead.
Spaghetti Bake
16 oz. Spaghetti noodles
3 eggs, beaten
1 T Vegetable oil
1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
2 Cups Mozzarella cheese, divided
dash Garlic powder
Salt & Pepper
12 oz. Jar Spaghetti sauce
Cook spaghetti noodles for 10 minutes in boiling water. Drain.

Meanwhile in another bowl mix together parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, oil, eggs, garlic powder, salt & Pepper.
Add drained, cooked noodles to this mixture. Pour into a 9X13 greased baking pan. Pour Spaghetti sauce over all. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes take off the foil and sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over dish. Place back in oven til cheese is melted.

Side note: I cut the recipe in half and made a 9X9 dish for us.

Banana Cake with Fudge Frosting

2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)

Fudge Frosting
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

2. In large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk until smooth. Stir in bananas. Pour into pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa. Stir in milk, 1/4 cup butter and the corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoom vanilla with spoon until smooth and spreadable. Spread Fudge Frosting on cooled cake.


Chelsa said...

that spaghetti bake sounds really good!! spaghetti anything is my favorite :)

Shannon said...

Yeah it is really good. I like it better than regular spaghetti actually.