It’s worth having 7 birthdays a year for this cake!

Cake:

  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup dried bananas
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder

Frosting:

  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a bowl, mix together water, banana, vanilla, egg and honey. In a separate bowl, combine flour, dried bananas and baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Pour into an 8-inch greased cake pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To make the frosting, beat all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Spread over the cake and decorate with pieces of crushed dried banana. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: Makes 8 devouringly-good slices of pawty cake

Find other great recipes in the Three Dog Cookbook.

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