Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Strawberry Banana Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze!


 
This "Strawberry Banana Pound Cake"  is a really moist cake that combines two very popular flavors.  Add a cream cheese glaze and all I can say is wow!  If you have strawberry lovers you bake for, they are going to love this cake.  It's also not all that hard to make.   Here is what you need:

1 yellow cake mix (15. 25 oz.)
1 3 oz. box of strawberry gelatin (Jello)
3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
4 large eggs
1/3 cup Sprite or 7Up (can use water)
1  1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
3 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon flavoring (optional)
1 cup very ripe bananas, diced small (about 2 bananas)
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced small and sweetened with 2 Tbs. sugar and 1 Tbs. water

Cream Cheese Glaze
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbs. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs. milk or half and half

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, Jello, eggs, oil, Sprite, vanilla flavoring, and lemon flavoring.  Toss 1 cup of the chopped nuts with the 3 Tbs. flour.  Fold the nuts, strawberries and bananas into the cake mixture until well combined.



Pour mixture into a 12 cup Bundt pan that has been sprayed liberally with nonstick baking spray or greased and floured.  Shake the pan around on a level surface to be sure the batter is evenly distributed.  Place in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes or until the pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not over bake.   Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 20 minutes before turning it onto a cake plate. 

While it cools, prepare the cream cheese glaze.  Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar.  Add the milk or cream and beat until smooth.
 
When it has cooled completely pour the cream cheese glaze over all and sprinkle with the other 1/ 2 cups of chopped pecans.


Strawberry Banana Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze!




6 comments:

  1. This looks AMAZING!!! Can I omit the bananas and use more strawberries? Love the 'glaze', looks more like frosting to me. I'm just sayin.....

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  2. Yummmmy Going to try making this wk... TFS

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  3. Well, I'm headed to the store now for ingredients. lemon rind may be substituted for lemon flavoring. we shall see. thanks!

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  4. Made it....loved it....so did everyone that ate some...it did not last long!

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  5. I have to try this! I used to make a strawberry banana pie for my Mom that she loved! I know she would have loved this too.

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  6. WILL be trying this! it sounds yummy !

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