I know, I know…any cake I’m sharing with you today should be decked out with colors of the season. There should be golds and oranges and browns for the Fall holiday or I should have even taken it a step further and made it rich with red or burgundy for the Winter season. But I couldn’t, I just couldn’t. I made this Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting for me; to see if I would want to have it again for my birthday. A birthday which happens to fall pretty much right smack in the middle of both of those seasons.
My inner (and yes probably outer too) child would say, ‘It’s not FAIR!’ to have a birthday on December 10th and every single person who has a birthday between Thanksgiving and Christmas knows exactly how I feel. Can I tell you how many times a red Christmas ornament was deemed the perfect gift for me? I would politely say, ‘Thank you’ and inside was screaming, ‘But it’s not my Christmas, it’s MY birthday!’
So I have had to take it upon myself to make it a special day. To do something that is just for me without mention of the holiday seasons and that includes a cake that would be unexpected along with a color scheme devoid of orange, red and gold. You know those people who categorize the colors you should wear into the seasons of the year? Well, if I’ve been designated as a ‘Spring’ then Spring it is. I love the cool colors and I love pastels. It’s true…bring me purple and pink and aquamarine and I’m a happy camper.
So while I think this truly amazing cake is perfect all year round, on this day, in anticipation of celebrating on December 10th with friends who supposedly are coming to my home for a holiday party, we’ll be having this decadent and delicious Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting for my birthday…think they’ll mind?
Do you have cake lovers coming to your home for Thanksgiving who turn their nose up at pumpkin pie? Or maybe it’s you? Try serving this beauty for dessert and I know everyone will be begging for seconds!