It’s the most wonderful time of year, and no I do not mean Christmas. I have been counting the days to October since “Back to School” items hit the shelves at Wal-Mart. My anticipation for Halloween is similar to those die hard shoppers who hit the road at 4 am on the Friday after Thanksgiving. So My Vintage Lovers “Happy Halloween!” Enjoy the day and eat your Banana Spook Cake in anticipation, for the things that go BUMP in the night!
- White cake mix
- 6 Yellow bananas, ( 2 are used for decoration)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon
- 1 cup Heavy cream, whipped
- 1/4 cup Butter/Margarine
- 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate pieces,(Plus 8 Pieces For Decoration)
- 1 Egg
- 4 Licorice strips
- 4 Marshmallows ,(for Cat Faces)
1. Follow the instructions given in the package and bake the cake in 2 layer pans. Allow to cool.
2. Take a saucepan, add 4 bananas and mash. Stir in ¼ cup of lemon juice and sugar. Stirring continuously, allow to cook till mixture starts boiling fully. Allow to chill and fold whipped cream into the cooked mixture.
3. In a saucepan, prepare a mixture of butter and ½ cup of chocolate pieces that are semi sweet and stirring continuously, cook on low heat to a smooth mixture.
4. Beat the eggs to foamy and slowly add chocolate mixture. Beat to a smooth mixture and allow to chill to a spread consistency.
5. Take 1/3rd banana cream and spread between the cake layers. Top with chocolate glaze. Use rest of the banana cream to frost the sides of the cake.
6. Slice 2 bananas into halves, using lemon juice brush the halves and place chocolate pieces as eyes and licorice as mouths.
7. Hold the spooks in place by inserting toothpicks in cut portions of the bananas and secure marshmallows around the sides of the cake using toothpicks or use toothpicks to secure marshmallows around the cake.
8. Slice and serve.
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