The Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake that is showcased here is one of those desserts that exemplifies tradition and a feeling of well being. The upside down cake itself seems to evoke visions of Mrs. Cleaver standing in her kitchen slaving for hours over the perfect home cooked meal. A vision that many of us may quietly aspire to live up to without ever ever admitting it. After all Mrs. Cleaver was the iconic 1950's housewife and shouldn't we all be so perfect. Well in reality, no we should not strive to be "that perfect". Demands on women have changed since the 1950's and we need to adjust and not take on so much. We need to realize what we do is enough, it's likely more than enough. Stereotypes do still exist and the pressures placed on the stay at home Mom today are seemingly daunting. A stay at home mom today has many roles, thanks to technology we are often working from home in some facet. And when we're not working we're managing the schedules of our partners and children. Children are busier than ever before and as parents we often feel the need to have them participating in various activities that involve countless hours of driving or prepping before the activity even commences. But as a stay at home mom, everything falls to us... after all we are at home, so what else could we possibly be doing with our time. Chances are there's still time to just kick back and eat bon bons. No! There is no time for that, no woman I know has time! So although we strive to break down these stereotypes and boldly come into our own time, we do also from time to time feel the maternal & societal pressure to be "that mom" that bakes and cooks, cleans and scrubs to be perfect.
If you need a dessert that will make you look like a hero without encompassing your entire day, check out the Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake! It starts with a store bought cake mix and progresses with little complication. However, the end result is beautiful and delicious!
Typical ingredients for cake can include flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some recipes also requiring additional liquid most often milk or water, and leavening agents (such as yeast or baking powder). Common additional flavourings include dried, candied or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa or extracts, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces to include like pastry cream, iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, and/or candied fruit. Cakes are often served as a special dessert recipe on ceremonial occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are numerous cake recipes to include some that are bread like, some that are rich and elaborate, and many that are centuries old.