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Jamaica Cake Recipe

Jamaica Cake

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"This cake is made right in the pan. No extra dishes to mess up and very good. A favorite at reunions, parties, etc."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 13x9 inch pan Change Servings


  1. Mix together sugar, vegetable oil, pecans, flour, and bananas in a 13 x 9 inch pan. Stir in the eggs, pineapple (with juice), vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Do not mash the bananas.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes or until cake tests done.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2003

My whole family loves this cake, they even request it for birthdays etc.! I top the cake with coconut before baking and add a tsp. of cinnamon to the batter for extra flavor. This is my favorite cake to make and eat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 07, 2007

It was good and very simple to make. I would advise to use half the amount of sugar- It was tooooo sweet!.


72 Ratings

Jun 22, 2006

I made a few changes, I used applesauce in place of oil and used half brown sugar and half white sugar as previously suggested. I am not sure if the changes changed the texture...the texture was somewhat fudgy(?) definitely not cake-like. I also greased my pan and dusted it with cinammon and sugar. Yummy! Yummy! My husband did not want me to share any with my coworkers....

Aug 04, 2005

I have made this a few times now, and it is always a hit. I followed some of the previous suggestions and put half brown sugar and half white sugar. I also added cinnamon and cut back the oil. This cake is always better the next day! Definitely a keeper!!!

Jul 07, 2009

Awwww yeah. This is one awesome cake, my friends. I subbed 1 c. sugar plus 3/4. c brown sugar for the 2 c. white, cut the oil in half and used 3 bananas because bananas are made of win. I also shortened the baking time to 45 min @ 300, but that's only because my oven is electric and therefore sucks. But in the end, this is dynamite! Thanks for sharing!

Apr 17, 2006

This is very similar to a hummingbird layer cake my aunt makes. Since this is made in the sheet cake pan, it's much easier. I frosted the top with cream cheese icing. My family loved it.

Jun 22, 2007

This cake is awesome! I did followed the suggestions of half brown/half white sugar and 1 cup oil. I think i will try apple sauce and add coconut flakes as others have suggested next time.

Aug 31, 2008

OMG!!!! Everybody at my game night loved this! I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar and only 1 c oil like the other suggestions. I poured the batter in the pan and layered the cut bananas in, then layered more batter on top. I also tented the cake after 30 min with foil. I did not make icing. Next time I will top it with whipped cream. This would be great with a cup of coffee! Yummy!!!


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  • Calories
  • 552 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 33.4 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

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

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