Moist and Delicious Banana Cake Recipes

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Four Banana cake recipes including a tropical version with crushed pineapple. A light peanut butter buttercream makes for the perfect finishing touch. 

Super ripe Bananas are the secret to a great Banana cake. The ripeness means they are sweeter and softer. 

There is also a fantastic Banana Pistachio Chia muffin included on this page for you. It's the newest addition and they're incredible. Enjoy!

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The Best Ever Moist Banana Cake

The recipe in the video is different than the one written below. 

Best Banana Cake Recipe

Prepare two or three 8 inch or 9 inch pans with shortening and a dusting of flour plus waxed or parchment paper lining. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cups butter(softened)
  • 2 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 grade A large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Method

Combine the mashed Bananas with the lemon juice. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then stir in the vanilla. Scrape the bowl. beat in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk and vanilla. Scrape the bowl. End with the flour mixture. Scrape again. Stir in the bananas and lemon juice. Fill your prepared pans 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake at 325-350 degrees depending on your oven. 

This Banana cake is by Rhonda J. 

Optional: Peanut butter buttercream. Add your favorite peanut butter to your favorite buttercream recipe. Sprinkle with Walnuts for added crunch. 

Banana Pistachio Chia Muffins

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Quick Banana Cake Recipe

From Pillsbury-The Complete Book Of Baking. Makes a 13 x 9 inch pan. This is a nice picnic or family style sheet cake.  Preheat the oven to 350 for a regular oven 325 for a convection.

banana cake
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6 oz. pckg. semi sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nut

Method

Combine sugar, butter, eggs and mix well; Stir in buttermilk, bananas, and vanilla; blend well.

Stir in flour oats baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the batter in pans and sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. You can also add the nuts to the batter.

Divide the batter evenly between the pans. Smooth the batter level, then spread it slightly from the center to the edges.

Cool the cakes in their pans on a rack for 10 minutes. Then invert onto racks.

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Tropical Banana Cake Recipe

From The Good Cake Book. Bananas and crushed Pineapple make this into a tropical delight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. A tube pan or two 8 or 9 inch pans

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 bananas diced

Method

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, then milk, vanilla and pineapple, along with the juice from the can.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the bananas.

Turn the batter into the prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.

Cool the cakes in their pans on a rack for 10 minutes. Then invert onto racks.

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