September 7th is the date that we celebrate Brazil’s independence from Portugal.
This year it will be on a Sunday so how about celebrating this Brazilian holiday with some awesome Brazilian food?!
A long weekend calls for special meals shared with friends and family. I invited some of my closest friends over for lunch today so we can share some good times together and re-energize ourselves before the official start of the week.
I had an idea of what I wanted for my main but I wasn’t sure what to prepare for dessert. It occurred to me that I’ve never made a banana cake before. I don’t enjoy peeling a banana and eating it on its own but I do love banana cake and banana bread.
I wanted to try something different so I thought the cake would go well with a dulce de leche topping. This is a new recipe that I just tried for the first time and the original recipe in Portuguese can be found here (I have made minor adjustments so it’s slightly different).
In case you’re wondering, I’m serving this cake today with vanilla ice-cream.
Tomorrow we’re having lunch with the hubby’s parents and my mother-in-law cooks really well. I love her food but lately I have been on a strict diet so I haven’t been enjoying her amazing cooking.
I decided to make a simple cake for the family to enjoy for dessert. If you also want to bring a smile to your mother-in-law’s face, try taking this cake to your next family get together.