I Flipped for a Banana Flip Recipe

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When Emilie and I first started our baking blog, I had no idea just how fun it would be. Not just the baking and trying new desserts, but the part where we get to share our love of baking with our friends and family … and then see those friends try our recipes too! Just the other day Emilie shared her mom’s Banana Flips recipe and right away I knew it had to be good, I mean it looked absolutely amazing, yet simple. Then a few days later I saw one of our blogging friends tried out the recipe on Firefly Blog. I don’t know, it just feels really special to me.

So what do I do? I try the Banana Flips recipe for myself and you could say I flipped for the flips because these are gooooood.

My only itty bitty complaint is that I couldn’t quite get the graininess of the sugar out of the filling, so in the future I may try powdered sugar instead. Otherwise, the cake itself is firm yet moist. Of course if you really love bananas like I do, then you may want to add a dash of the banana extract to the cake mix like I did. It really gives it an extra banana kick.

banana flips

Rather than just tease you with my Banana Flip picture I do want to share a little decorating tip. If you want an easy way to create a unique look to your dessert and don’t have stencils on hand, you can do what I did and use a baking rack as your stencil. Just lay the rack flat over your dessert and dust with powdered sugar.

powdered sugar cake stencil


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  1. says

    Oh, it looks so beautiful :) I tried mine with fresh banana slices too and it was great! I was happy to see hubby and kiddo eat it LOL because they are so picky when it comes to food even sweets!

    I love the decorating tip, it really give it a special look! I was wondering where to get stencil for it ;) I didn’t have one, or rather one I wanted to use so I just added sugar and chocolate by hand LOL

    Thank you so much for linking to my post, it means so much!!!

  2. says

    LOVE what you did with the baking rack. As soon as I saw it I thought, “Hey, did she use a baking rack for that?” Awesome banana garnish and happy to hear that you like them! I completely understand about the filling can get a graininess and it is so tricky. I don’t think the powdered sugar would create the same effect with the paste for the filling though. The only thing I can suggest is combining the sugar, shortening and banana flavoring a bit longer before adding the cool paste. I can get a tiny bit of graininess initially but once they’ve chilled in the fridge it either completely goes away or I no longer notice it. :)

  3. Romayne says

    Loved Banana Flips when I was kid…just can’t find them any more :( So I was thrilled to see this recipe. Will be giving this a try soon.


  4. says

    I seen the post the other day and wrote the recipe down, I plan on making them sometime this week, they look delicious! I never would have thought to use my baking rack as a stencil, perfect idea!

  5. Katherine says

    Looks gorgeous! Might I recommend putting your regular sugar in your food processor and whizzing it through it for a bit? It becomes extra fine sugar (which you can actually buy at some grocery stores) which is slightly more grainy than powdered sugar but perfect for issues like you had. My mom does this whenever she makes her secret recipe frosting and it works like a charm! :) And it’s also MUCH cheaper than buying premade extra fine sugar!

  6. says

    I have been so busy with things, I did not visit your baking blog last week. Sounds like I am missing out! I must head over there right now! As for the Banana Flip cake, oh YUM!!! We all love bananas here, so that is definitely something I can do!