Doesn't it look heavenly??!?!?! I just knew I had to try it the minute I saw her post. So, I got in the kitchen today and had some fun!
I didnt change anything from Nik's version of the actual cake...why would I? The woman is an uber-genius! So for the ingredients, take a peek at her post...I did use sugar free banana pudding mix in the frosting, but only b/c I didnt have any SF vanilla pudding mix on hand and I added 2 tbsps of splenda to the icing as well. Here's an ingredient pic for ya:
My cake makin-n-bakin experience went a lil sumthin like this..
I mixed all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and set it to the side.
Ah, the icing. This was an experience, lemme tell ya. LOL. I dont know if I did something wrong or not, but in the end it all worked out so I'm good. Allow me to explain...
I put all of the ingredients into a glass bowl. Again, I used SF banana pudding powder instead of SF vanilla. Turned the mixer on low and began to mix it all together. Before I knew it, the icing formed into a big sticky ball and wrapped itself all the way up and around the beaters. My sister was here and she just laughed and asked me what the h#*l was I doing? Then, when she turned and looked at it, she dared me to "take that pic and put it on the blog"...it looked a little um, inappropriate, if you will....and I wasnt about to do that...eh-uh, not happening... I digress... So, anyway, I scrapped it all off the beaters and started to mix it some more... only to have the same thing happen again!! Ugh. So, again I scrapped it all off and at that point I was done with the mixer and the beaters!! The icing was THICK. I mean T-H-I-C-K. Like almost not spreadable thick. So, I added a splash more of milk to loosen it up a bit. Nope, still thick. Another splash of milk, still thick. Ugh. Then, I added a squirt of whippage and another splash of milk and that did the trick. It was still thick, but at least it became workable and spreadable!
Anyway, moving on... gently spread some of the icing onto the bottom layer, covering it good....
Wha-la!...Autumn's shot at making Nik's Protein Banana Rum Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting...
I was so proud, I had my sister snap a pic of me with the masterpiece!
This piece was MORE than enough....literally, I couldnt finish it all...Nik was not playin when she said this cake is DENSE and FILLING, lemme tell ya!