I am on a strawberry kick this week! How can you not be at this time of year!
I found this super easy recipe for a Strawberry Banana Marble Cake and I just had to make it!
Thanks to Averie Cooks for the wonderful inspiration for this delicious Strawberry Banana Marble Cake – I made a few key changes to make it my own (and you know me-I can’t just follow a recipe!) and the results were wonderful.
It’s a very moist cake, slightly denser than your average cake but with a lighter finish and rich strawberry and banana flavor – a perfect combination!
Yield: one 9×9-inch pan
3/4 C granulated sugar
1/3 C liquid-state coconut oil (melt in microwave before using)
1/4 C milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 C ripe mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 C Strawberry puree
about 1 C powdered sugar
2 tbsp fruit juice (I used cranberry to make the frosting pink!)
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla.
Add the bananas and stir to combine.
Add the flour, baking powder, optional salt, and stir to combine. Batter will be lumpy; don’t overmix or cake will be tough.
Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
Pour over the strawberry puree unevenly over the top of the cake.
Using a spoon, lightly mix the puree with the cake batter making a swirl pattern
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until center is set and slightly spring to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
Place pan on a wire rack and allow cake to cool fully before glazing. While cake cooks, make the glaze.
Glaze – To a small bowl, add 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and juice, and whisk until smooth. Depending on desired consistency, you may need to play with sugar and juice ratios slightly.
Evenly drizzle the glaze over the cake before slicing and serving.