Thursday, April 16, 2009

Banana Bread Made W/A Chocolate Cake Mix

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Winners picked by random.org:

Natalie who said: i can't believe you're going to make me choose. seriously! they all sound amazing so i'm just going to wait and see if i win (fingers crossed) and then pick if i absolutely have to :)

AND
Abigail who said: Those two ingredient cupcakes look amazing.
Please email me ladies at priscilla91@iowatelecom.net so you can get your treats!
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Good Thursday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week with sunny weather. I cannot wait to see Hannah Montana this weekend, I wasn't able to make it last week with my friend for opening week to see it. We can't wait to see it Saturday. My favorite characters would have to be Lilly, Ricco, Jackson, and Hannah. Ricco is so amusing.

I needed to use some bananas up we had and came up with this recipe. I love the addition of a chocolate cake mix. The sour cream and bananas add much moisture to this cake and the chocolate chunks or chips knock this cake up a notch. This was devoured instantly but with 3 man eating brothers I honestly think devouring anything isn't hard.

Chocolate Cake Mix Banana Bread
Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. vanilla
3 medium bananas, ripe and smashed
5 tbsp. sour cream
2 cups of a chocolate cake mix, straight out of the box
1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks or chips
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 in pan. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together and add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla, bananas, sour cream, cake mix, and chunks/chips. Mix very well. Pour into greased baking pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until ready.


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I love my friends. But you all know that.

Katie and I are the last two to graduate from high school out of our friend's group. We both leave 12th grade next month. While it sounds exciting to no longer be in high school, it is also scary for me. I am stepping into a place I have never been before. My whole life I have always been in either elementary, junior high, or high school. But I know I have a great big God who will walk with me as I tread these new days. And I have to graduate sometime, I wouldn't want to be 40 and still in 12th grade.

(Easter 2009)



One of my favorite songs by Third Day. I find it simply amazing that the God who holds this world in the palm of His Hands and created this universe, loves me. And died that I might live.


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23 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Graduation is just the beginning of a whole new wonderful life! Congratulations!

The cake sounds easy and delicious!

Jenny said...

What an exciting time for you Pricilla! Enjoy your youth girl, it goes so fast! I remember feeling the same way after high school, it just gets better from here!!

Leslie said...

Oh My word!!! Graduation!! I bet your so PROUD!! Congratulations! I love Third Day too!
And your Banana Bread looks soooo Good! Gosh you have THE best ideas!!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Katherine Aucoin said...

Does it get any better than chocolate and bananas? Fantastic looking bread.

My daughter saw Hannah Montana last Friday. She loved it. She told me she was starting to get aggravated with Miley Cyrus, now she loves her again...go figure.

Great picture of you and your friends.

The Bentley Family and Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

This is such an exciting time for you. Try not to be scared of it but rather have fun with all that you have ahead of you. What are your after high school plans? Culinary school perhaps? =) One word of avice. Time will FLY by so fast after you graduate- soak up every moment and every experience you can!

Lauren said...

Looks wonderful! Congratulations on your graduation! Hope you succeed at whatever you want to do.

Rachel and Jessica said...

Hi Priscilla! Congratulations! I have graduated and I will be praying for you! =:) It can be scary when you think of all that is out there to take in and all the pressures. I am glad that you know God as your personal Saviour! It makes it so much less scary when you can turn to Him for guidance! =:D I am sure you will be fine. Enjoy this time in your life that God is taking you through! =:)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

p.s. - Thanks for the recipe! Another one going on my list of recipes to try! =;)

Erica said...

Congrats on your upcoming graduation! What are you planning to do afterwards? This cake looks fabulous! Both sour cream and yogurt add that something special to cakes!

Jodi said...

Third Day is awesome! I have a friend in DM area that just saw them in concert. Lucky girl, huh?!

I understand what you're feeling about post-graduation. I felt the same way, but it's also a very exciting time with new opportunities and adventures ahead! Just remember that there is an entire class of Freshman that will be in the same situation as you! You'll do fine! :)

Lauren Ann said...

that sounds incredibly good!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

ah man! I'm baking a chocolate bundt cake right now (from Naturally Nora), had I seen this before, I could've made it. Nex time! =)

Adulthood (can be)fun! What are you doing after school? Will you be taking time off to work or go to college?

Maria said...

yahoo for your graduation!! I got my apron today and love it. Thanks again, it made my day!

Melissa said...

What a scrumptious idea Priscilla! :)

Pam said...

Love the banana and chocolate cake. Graduation is the end of your childhood and the start of adulthood. Good luck!

Meg said...

CONGRATS! Love the song!

Fabulous recipe! I bet it tastes amazing!

Heidi said...

YUMMY! I love the choco/banana combo

The Davis' said...

Congratulations! The portrait of you and your friends is beautiful. I think you're one of the most mature 12th graders I've "known". Good luck!

Banana+Chocolate = Love

YUM-O!!

Julie said...

Those look really good though!I love bannanna bread<3

Cristine said...

Your banana bread looks awesome!

Early congrats on your graduation! What an exciting time in your life!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE this idea, Priscilla.. I so like baking with bananas. And to incorporate into a cake mix, perfect. LOVE your blog.. Congrats on your graduation!!

Jessica said...

Banana bread and chocolate cake...what's not to love?

Elyse said...

Mmm, that chocolate banana bread looks totally great. Way to use up those bananas!

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