Monday, August 6, 2012

Taco Pie and Banana Cake

Taco Pie

1 1/2 - 2 pounds hamburger
1 package of taco Seasoning
1 can of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
1/2 pt. sour cream
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 bag of Doritos

Brown beef and drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Warm oven to 375. Take the crescent rolls and lay the sheet in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Crus the Doritos in the bag.

Sprinkle about a cup of the Doritos on top of the crescent rolls. Spread taco meat on the chips. Spread sour cream on the meat. Put the shredded cheese on, then sprinkle the rest of the Doritos on the top and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Banana Cake

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 mashed super ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or equal amount of pure vanilla extract)
1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar

To make cake:
Preheat the oven to 375F (see note below).  Cream together sugar, sour cream, egg, and 2 tablespoons softened butter.  Add mashed bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.  Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well.  Pour into greased 8x8 pan.  Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting:
Cream butter and confectioner's sugar together until smooth.  Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla bean paste until fully incorporated.  Spread on cooled cake. 

Note - Bake at 350F if using a glass pan.
Recipe doubles well to fit in a 9x13 pan.