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S&G's Easy (But So Yummy) Banana Cake
Joined: Jun 15, 2006
Posted to Thread #7155 at 11:47 pm on Jul 5, 2007
This has been my boys' favorite cake since they were very little!
1 1/3 cups smashed banana (about 3 very ripe)
1 Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix (I prefer Duncan Hines)
1 tsp baking powder (more or less depending on the amount of banana used)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
oil, butter or shortening for the pan
ground almonds, toasted wheat germ or flour
1. Set oven to 350 degrees for metal OR 325 for glass. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and "flour" with finely ground almonds OR toasted wheat germ OR flour (if you don't have the other choices).
2. Mash 3 ripe bananas - should be 1 1/3 cups. If significantly more, plan to use a bit more than 1 tsp of baking powder. If significantly less, plan to use a bit less baking powder and some vanilla extract.
3. Open cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on low power to break up the dry clumps. Sprinkle the baking powder and beat lightly to mix.
4. Add mashed bananas, oil, water and eggs and mix on low to moisten dry ingredients. Turn mixer to medium power and mix for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Scrape into pan and bake immediately for 28-35 minutes until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
NOTE: This is a very dense cake and will "fall" a bit from when it is taken out of the oven - don't worry. It tastes better the next day and even better on the 3rd day! You can make 2 8" layers and/or frost with buttercream or cream cheese frosting but we always eat it unfrosted. Great for breakfast, tea time, lunch, dinner and a late evening snack! Colleen
Other messages in this thread:
- 7155. ISO recipes using very ripe bananas. freezer full of 'em. i love the banana crunch muffins, but - wildwoods - 10:49pm on 07/05/07 (11)
- I make a blizzard or milkshake out of frozen bananas, lowfat milk, a touch of pure maple syrup, and - Meryl - 11:01pm on 07/05/07
- REC: "Black and White Banana Loaf" from Dorie Greenspan. I posted this awhile ago, - Meryl - 11:17pm on 07/05/07
- S&G's Easy (But So Yummy) Banana Cake - colleenmomof2 - 11:47pm on 07/05/07
- I do not have a rec, but what about a banana custard/pudding w/ strawberries on white cake? [NT] - barb_b - 12:11am on 07/06/07
- wildwoods, The Almond Board of California's Recipe "Bread of Barbados," this is delicious. [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 1:05am on 07/06/07
- Nick Malgieri's Cocoa Banana Coffee Cake [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 1:14am on 07/06/07
- Dorie Greenspan's Classic Banana Bundt or Secret Agent Bundt Cake [NT] [LINK] - GayR - 1:19am on 07/06/07
- Rec: Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins - Pat-NoCal - 2:01am on 07/06/07
- I think they're great in smoothies. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 3:04am on 07/06/07
- The best - NLB's banana bread - elaineta - 9:20pm on 07/06/07
- lots of great recipes/ideas...i'll use them all. thankyou! [NT] - wildwoods - 2:15am on 07/07/07