Friday, November 28, 2008

In Celebration of my First Blog Post

It's my first blog post, and what's a celebration without some cake? Sorry I can't host you all in my home, but I'm happy to share a great recipe with you. It's easy, you will thank me, and I will quickly become one of your favorite people.

So let the party begin!

For this
Incredibly Easy and Luscious Banana Tres Leches Cake: First, say a prayer of thanks to the Lord for my dear friend Meredith, who tweaked a recipe into the one I will share with you here. (Thanks, God! and Thanks, Mer!)

1 box French vanilla cake mix,
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
6 oz. coconut milk (I used half of the 13.5 oz. can)
6 oz. sweetened condensed milk (I used half of the 14 oz. can)
6 oz. heavy cream (I measured 6 oz. in a liquid measuring cup)
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
Splash vanilla
Strawberries (optional)

Mix cake according to package directions (except stir in mashed banana) and bake in 9x13” pan. Cool and poke all over with a skewer. Mix the 3 milks and pour over cake. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Whip the remaining 2 cups of heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer. Spread on top of cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries or serve on the side. Also delicious with chocolate sauce. But then again, what isn't?

Thanks for joining me today! Why not give yourself the gift of subscribing to my feed? Look at the left of my blog. See the "Subscribe to Me!" heading? Click on "posts" and add me to your homepage. Whenever I post a new blog, it'll pop up on your homepage. And how cool is that?

I'm just saying......


Kansas Bob said...

I subscribed (in Bloglines) and added you to my blogroll Heather!

I'm looking forward to coming back to catch some more of your thoughts!


Heather Trent Beers said...

Thanks, Bob! I look forward to having you lurk around my site. :)

Cheryl said...

What a great recipe! Ands great blog, too. Thanks, Heather. You've inspired me to be a bit more faithful in keeping my own blog current. I love being friends with a famous in demand writer - you!

Jim and Amy Bailey said...

Heather....I am excited to read more from you! This is a great way to share your gifts with us!

MJ and Rouba said...

I'm keeping this on my faves list. Thanks for the invite. Love the SOUP entry. Baby is exceptional.

Heather Trent Beers said...

Hi MJ!

Thanks for reading and for putting me on your faves list! Hope you'll check back often.