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A Banana Cake Full of #Positivismo

November 13, 2012


Bad days happen to the best of us.  For me, sitting in traffic for over an hour with out moving can make my day turn sour.  For my son, not getting pizza for lunch at school can make his day pretty awful.  After several occasions of coming home and trying to cheer my family up from the different things that put a slump in their day and having no luck, I decided it was time to change my tactics and make something that always makes us happy.  Dessert! I put my apron on and baked a fabulous banana cake.  We sat down with three very cold glasses of milk and each had a slice while we talked about the happy moments of our day.  And yes, some of us had seconds.  This worked so well for me I even shared this idea with my sister when she mentioned that she wanted to do something to cheer up my niece Sophie after a bad day at dance class.


The Maestro del Vaso Lleno has come out with a webisode called  “El Mejor Flan del Mundo.” In this webisode Porto’s Bakery and Café shares their delicious flan recipe.  From now until January 5th, ten new webisodes will be introduced.  So, if you are looking to cheer your family up after a long day, you can watch these webisodes to get ideas for a delicious dessert recipe made with milk.  You can also subscribe to El Vaso Medio Lleno Webshow YouTube Channel and watch the webisodes as they are released.  And remember … always accompany your dessert with a cold glass of milk.

Banana Cake


  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • For frosting
  • 1 envelope Dream Whip
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 large package of vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 banana cut in rounds


  1. Blend ingredients well with mixer and pour into greased 13 x 9 inch pan (or two 8"x8" round cake pans). Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. Instructions for frosting
  3. Blend ingredients for 4 to 6 minutes on high speed. Spread on cooled cake and top with banana slices.

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