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Zoe Saldana's Banana Split Cake

Zoe Saldana's Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Cake

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil, and eggs (follow measurements on cake box)
  • 2 mashed bananas (brown and soft)
  • ¾ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry canned frosting

Beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and bananas with electric mixer for two minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a greased 9” x 13” cake pan. Bake about 40 minutes at 350°F or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978, in New Jersey. After her father died in a car accident when she was only nine years old, her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where she studied dance and became passionate about ballet. By 17, she moved back to New York and joined a teen theater group appearing in musicals, where a talent agent discovered her. She has starred in several science-fiction and superhero movie franchises, including Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy. She and her husband have three sons.

Did you Know?

Berry Breakdown

Berry Breakdown

Did you know that bananas are berries, but strawberries are not? While most consider berries small fruits that can be picked off plants, the scientific classification is more complex. Botanists consider strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries a “false fruit.” This is because the scientific definition of berries stems from a single flower with one ovary and typically has several seeds. However, strawberries are from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. Other unusual examples that fall under the botanical definition of berries include grapes, oranges, tomatoes, avocados, and eggplants.

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If a printer mentions trim, they really mean...

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  • Cutting off edges to make a document the required size

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