I had a revelation this weekend. I own a cake stand, and what on Earth is the point of owning one if you don't always keep a cake in it??
New rule of life: Cake stands are for cake, at all times, period.
Like this Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. When I saw it on her blog, I knew it had to be good, but when I discovered it was Ina's recipe, that sealed the deal. And it's superb, my friends. Perfectly moist, full of banana flavor with a lovely hint of orange from the zest, smothered in the best kind of frosting ever. All I did differently was use 8oz. of cream cheese and a full stick of butter in the frosting. Oh and I practically had to restrain myself to keep from adding mini chocolate chips. Just once, I told myself, make something without chocolate. It doesn't need it, however, I wouldn't be mad if you added them and sent me a piece.