One of my Grandma’s signature desserts was Banana Cake with Coffee Icing. She made it from scratch as a layer cake. I’ve made her recipe before and it uses every bowl in the house. No kidding. It requires whipping egg whites and stirring dry ingredients and mashing bananas and boiling water and beating egg yolks… A delicious, time-consuming mess!
I’ve simplified things a lot with this recipe. It’s still made from scratch. I use a sheet cake pan instead of doing a layer cake. But I kept the Coffee Icing recipe the same. It’s really mocha, but we didn’t use the word “mocha” back then. Mocha is a new-fangled word.
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