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Banana Cake VII

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"I developed this recipe after trying many versions and I like this one the best. It's moist and has a sponge-like consistency and is very simple to make. It can also be used in a 9x13 pan."

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Original recipe makes 2 layer 9 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    3 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and allspice together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and egg white and beat well. Add the mashed banana, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture and mix until well blended.
  3. Divide batter into two 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2004

Absolutely love this version! I did however take the advice of one comment that suggested I scale the recipe to 36 servings for a 9x13 pan and it was a perfect measure. On making this a second time I made 2 changes: First I swapped 1/2 the white sugar for packed brown sugar and instead of allspice I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Both ways are great, the moistest recipe I've ever made!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2012

Of the 17 I've tried, good; but dense like bread.


101 Ratings

Oct 27, 2003

This seems a bit too greasy. I still gave 5 stars because this is the best banana cake I have ever made. I made a banana cake using recipe from this site that called for sour milk and wish I could go back and change that rating to maybe a 4 because the flavor and texture of this cake is excellent, much better. I will make this again with margarine instead of butter or less butter. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Try the Butter Cream Frosting II submitted by Kris, also a keeper.

Aug 29, 2006

Super! Turned out much better than others I have tried. I used a 9x9 pan. It was great with a simple cream cheese frosting.

Mar 07, 2007

i made this for my mother to take to her church potluck ! they ate the whole thing... one lady even offered to pay her to make it ...needless to say it was a huge hit ! thank you for the recipe! quick and easy ! a real keeper !

Jun 18, 2011

The absolute best banana cake recipe I've ever tried! This is now The One Cake I make consistently and is the most requested by family and friends. It never fails to get rave reviews, and it's so simple to make. I have adjusted the serving size up to 48 and baked it in two 8" round pans, a 9" pan, and some individual silicone baking cups for the leftovers. I've also baked it into a 9x13 pan as well. No matter what size you do, it'll always come out right. Usually I follow the recipe exactly, but I've also sub'd Greek yogurt for some of the butter, did 1/2 brown & 1/2 white sugar, doubled the allspice, and added nuts. Frosting it with cream cheese frosting spiked with Nutella will make your toes curl and just drizzling it with some Greek yogurt mixed with honey and vanilla (instead of an all-out frosting job) before serving will get you marriage proposals! You just can't screw this one up!

Aug 30, 2010

It's DELICIOUS. I guarantee any banana busteer to be licking their fork clean.Made today for my banana loving Madre, followed recipe exact [[including measuring the banana which I never do..]] an it went super. Great banana flavor, hardly stuck to pan, just stellar all around. Thank you for sharing!!

Jun 09, 2007

I have never made a banana cake before, and I usually don't like bananas. This case was AWESOME. I looked at the other comments and scaled the recipe to 36 servings for a 9 x 11 pan, and the amount of cake was just right. I also halved the sugar, halved the amount of butter and replaced it with canola oil, and replaced the eggs with two egg whites per whole egg. My family's not into sweet desserts, and even with the cut sugar, we found that it was still too sweet for our tastes. The moisture was perfect, though, and I would definitely make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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