S.O.S. In a few hours, I'll reach a major milestone in my life. It's almost like my whole life this far has been leading up to this one very moment. Yes, I'm seeing One Direction tonight.
Sorry, but I'm one of those crazy delusional One Direction obsessed teenage girl types. I would go into detail, but the fact that I spent 10 hours waiting outside of the boys' hotel yesterday in a mob of 14 year old girls in crop tops says enough. (I saw Zayn!) And what about the 1D notebook and glitter pens that I use in all of my college classes? Or how about life size cutouts that live next to my bedroom window and even made it onto Google street view. Yeah, that actually happened.
Moral of the story: I'm a fangirl. Despite my superfandom for the past three years, I have yet to actually see the boys live. But tonight, my fantasy will materialize and the the five boys that I have convinced myself to be nothing but a figment of my imagination will become reality. Cue the heavy breathing.
I couldn't think of any better way to celebrate the day than by making a cake inspired by my favorite 1D member/my bae, Harry Styles. Talk about dreamy! Ugh, he's so perfect.
In case you weren't aware of it, Harry Styles eating bananas is a thing.
Here's some gif proof:
So naturally, I baked a banana cake for Harry Styles. Well, not actually for Harry, because I so ate the whole thing myself. Not only is this cake already perfect because of all of the love and feels and pent up emotional frustration that was baked into it, but also because it's a mini cake! Hell yeah baby cakes!!! I adapted a recipe from the lovely Cynthia over at Two Red Bowls and put my own spin on one of her beautiful miniature cakes. The final product: a ultra-moist cinnamon banana cake with my very own white chocolate nutella frosting. Definitely a cake fit for my British prince.
I hope you guys enjoy this baby cake! I've been a little MIA online lately (super crazy pull-my-hair-out busy with school right now), but I will be back into full blogging mode next week! But for now, I'm going to freak out about One Direction some more.
Banana Mini Cake
(adapted from Two Red Bowls)
- 1 1/2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 4 tbsp mashed banana
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of three 4-ounce porcelain ramekins with parchment paper and spray sides with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, and vanilla extract. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet, then gently fold in the mashed banana.
Divide the batter between the ramekins and bake for about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove cakes. Let cool completely before frosting.
White Chocolate Nutella Frosting
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup white chocolate nutella
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in the sugar and white chocolate nutella. Frost and serve.