3 c Sifted flour
1 tb Baking powder
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Almond extract
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Banana extract
1 1/2 c Sugar
2 c Heavy cream
1/3 c Sugar
1/3 c Water
4 tb Creme de banana
1 1/2 c Whipping cream
3/4 c Mashed fresh strawberries
1 ts Grand Marnier
3 tb Powdered sugar
1 lg Banana, sliced
Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat
eggs until light and foamy. Add flavorings. Add sugar gradually. Add
flour mixture alternately with cream, beating after each addition
until just smooth. Pour batter into two 9″ greased round cake pans
and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 40 minutes or until done.
Cool on racks and then brush with Simple Syrup.
Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a heavy small saucepan.
Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring constantly until sugar
is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Stir in
creme de banana.
Strawberry Frosting: Whip cream in large chilled bowl on low speed
until soft peaks form. Add Grand Marnier and sugar and beat on high
speed until spreading consistency. Fold in mashed strawberries.
Spread this mixture between layers and add sliced banana on top of
bottom layer. Add remaining mixture on top and sides of cake.