Hubs got home from work after I had made the cake and informed me he had to head out of town for a meeting in the morning. I told him had I known that I wouldn’t have made the cake. He enthusiastically said he’d take it on the plane with him to his meeting! “Nah,” I said. “It’s just a cake mix. I don’t want you to give that to them.” So Hubs isn’t here, and I tried that cake. I cut a slice, intending to just try a bite, but I ended up finishing it off. In other words, I needn’t have been concerned about it being good enough. He should have taken it to the meeting and everyone would have enjoyed it. I did have to put this cake together with things I had on hand or wanted to make use of. I used the butter pecan cake mix, but since I had no toffee bits I substituted miniature chocolate chips. I only had one banana, but a half cup of applesauce worked like a charm for that second banana. I used buttermilk rather than water and, in deference to Hubs’ sensitive innards, I omitted the pecans from the batter, sprinkling them on top of the cake instead. The cake is moist and flavorful - and incredibly, no cake mix taste! Since I had already introduced chocolate into the cake, I glazed it with “Satiny Chocolate Glaze,” also from this site. I am so pleased with this cake and have no doubt it would be perfect as is, without my modifications. My only criticism is with the baking time – I found it took closer to 50 minutes to bake thoroughly.
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Hubs got home from work after I had made the cake and informed me he had to head out of town...