Banana Cake Recipes

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Ripe bananas are commonly used for making quick bread, but these sweet fruit are equally delicious baked into a moist cake. This page contains banana cake recipes.


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This cake is so delicious and incredibly easy to make. The best part about it is the butterscotch drizzling sauce is made at the same time, right under the cake in the same pan. All in one goodness!

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar (Caster sugar)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup or corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • whipped cream or ice cream to Serve


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
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  3. Sift the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Add sugar.
  4. Mix together the beaten egg, the mashed banana, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter.
  5. Pour mixture into dry ingredients and stir to mix until combined.
  6. Pour this wet dough into a 9-inch pie dish or large Pyrex baking dish then place on a baking sheet.
  7. To make the butterscotch sauce, put the brown sugar, golden/corn syrup and boiling water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then drizzle it all over the dough, right over the whole thing, in a zig-zag manner from one end to the other.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until it feels slightly firm in the center.
  9. When you cut into it, you will see the butterscotch sauce has formed on the bottom of the cake. Use a spoon to drizzle on top of cake while serving. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Yum!
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  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten
  • 1/2 cup shortening
Banana Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar


Sift dry ingredients, add 1/4 cup of milk and bananas to shortening and beat 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining milk and beat 2 more minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes. Makes 2 (8 inch) round pans or 1 (9x13 inch) cake pan.


For Frosting: Beat ingredients until creamy, add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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This is the best banana cake I've ever tried, and I've tried a few. The frosting is my absolute favorite, with an incredible, creamy texture and a wonderful flavor.

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Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add oil, egg yolks, water, bananas and lemon extract in order given.combine egg whites and cream of tartar in large mixing bowl.

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Cream the sugar and shortening until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, eggs and bananas. Sift the dry ingredients, combine with the cherries, and add alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.

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January 4, 2007

Recipe for Nana's Banana Cake. Cream sugar and Crisco. Add eggs and cake flour, beating until smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix well.


Pour into a 9X13 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees F until done (about 35-40 minutes).

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Recipe for Coconut Banana Cake. Cream butter, sugar and salt together. Add beaten eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and mashed bananas. Stir just until well mixed, then add dry ingredients.

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I would love a really 'scrummy' recipe for carrot cake or banana cake. I would especially love a special topping or frosting. Thank you everyone.


Anne from UK


November 30, 20070 found this helpful

Carrot Cake Recipe
1 cup olive oil
4 whole eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups white granulated sugar
2 cups grated raw carrots
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix oil and eggs together. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the oil and egg mixture. Add carrots and mix well. Add nuts and mix. Grease and flour baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake is lightly browned. Cook cake before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1-8 ounce package softened cream cheese
1-16 ounce box of powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix cream cheese and margarine together in bowl and add sugar. Mix until creamy. Add vanilla and mix. Spread over cake.

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December 1, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you.
I am going to try out your recipe and hope it turns out ok.
Will let you know!!

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December 3, 20070 found this helpful


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup diced fresh or canned mango
1/4 cup mango or orange juice
2 cups shredded, pared, carrots
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
1/3 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon rum or orange juice
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners sugar, sifted

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter and flour two 9-inch cake pans. In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at time; beat well. Add mangoes and mango juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well. Add mangoes and mango juice. Beat until combined. In another bowl, combine flour and dry ingredients. Add to creamed butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans. Divide batter between the two cake pans.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove cakes from oven; let cool 10 minutes. Loosen edges of cake and invert onto cooling racks. Cool completely.

In small saucepan, heat cream and cherries over medium heat until cherries are very soft, about 3 minutes. Cool mixture 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and rum. Cool in refrigerator about 15 minutes.

In large mixer bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light. Beat in cooled cherry mixture. Gradually beat in sugar until creamy. Place one layer of cake on serving plate. Spread with frosting. Top with second cake layer and frost tip and sides of cake.

Yield: 1 (9-inch) layer cake.

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By Jackie young (Guest Post)
December 5, 20070 found this helpful

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
1 Cup of vegtable oil.
3/4 Cup caster sugar.
2 tablespoons golden syrup.
2 eggs lightly beaten egg.
2 cups coursely grated carrot.
3/4 cup chopped walnuts.
1 1/2 cups S.R. flour.
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonateof soda.
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Grease a 15cm x 25cm loaf pan, line base with baking paper.
Combine oil, syrup, eggs, carrot, nuts and sifted dry ingredients in large bowl; stir well. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake in moderate oven 1 hour. Stand cake 5 mins before turning on to wire rack.
Spread cold cake with cream cheese frosting as follows.
Cream Cheese Frosting.
Beat 125 grams packaged cream cheese, 30 grams soft butter, 1 teasoon of lemon rind (i use lemon juice out of the bottle) beat with electric mixer then gradually add icing mixture.

The frosting on this is deeeeeelicious.

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October 25, 2007

I am looking for a recipe for banana cake made with yellow cake mix and buttermilk.

Tonya from Mora, LA


October 25, 20070 found this helpful

Here's the recipe I use: use buttermilk in place of the water. Mash 2 over ripe bananas and mix into the batter. Bake according to package instructions.

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January 9, 2020

The surprise ingredient in this banana and butterscotch chip cake is the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans, 5 egg whites can be substituted. You will love the sticky sauce that forms at the bottom of this light fluffy cake. The recipe for sticky butterscotch banana cake is found on this page.

Butterscotch Banana Cake on plate

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November 20, 2019

This baked from scratch, cinnamon, nectarine, banana, and coconut powder cake is to die for. The recipe and instructions are right here. Start preheating the oven.

baked nectarine cake

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April 18, 2011


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • pecans, chopped (opt.)
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (1 lb.) package powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


Mix ingredients in order listed. Bake in 3 greased and floured 8 inch pans at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes. Or bake a little longer in a flat sheet pan. When icing, sprinkle pecans on top of each layer of icing.

For Icing: Combine all ingredients and ice cooled cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 25, 2010

I need a recipe for Banana cake. My daughter's favorite. Her B-Day is in two days. I usually buy Duncan Hines but I can't find it.

Please Help.



Need Recipe for Banana Cake

Sharyl, my kid's favorite banana cake is made from a regular white or yellow cake mix, add l/2 tsp. baking soda, and two ripe bananas. Bake as usual. This was on the back of a cake mix years ago and I have been making it for years. It makes a very moist banana cake. I usually frost it with either a caramel frosting or creme cheese frosting. (05/21/2004)

By Cindy

Banana Cake

Grease and flour 2- 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add bananas, buttermilk or sour milk, shortening, and vanilla. Beat on low till combined. Add eggs, beat on medium 2 minutes. Pour into pans.

Bake 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 min. Cool in pans 10 min. remove from pans and cool completely, frost. (b)(/b) (05/21/2004)

By Barbara Hafendorfer

Need Recipe for Banana Cake

Hope one of these is to your daughter's liking!

Wonderful Banana Cake

Yields 1 -9x13 inch cake.

Quick and easy flavorful banana cake. Frost with whipped cream, if desired."

Prepare yellow cake mix according to package directions.

Mash the bananas with the baking soda and stir into the cake mix batter. Pour batter into one greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Do not preheat oven. Place uncooked cake in oven and turn oven on to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 1 hour. Let cake cool thoroughly and then refrigerate.

Makes 24 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 102; Total Fat: 2.5g; Cholesterol: < 1mg; Sodium: 194mg; Total Carbohydrates: 19.1g; Dietary Fiber: 0.5g; Protein: 1g

Old Fashioned Banana Cake

This is an old fashioned banana cake recipe."

Yields 3 layer cake.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C). Grease and flour 3, 9-inch round cake pans. Sift the flour with the baking powder and soda. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine, sugar, and salt. Add eggs one at a time to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add alternately to the creamed mixture the flour mixture, the bananas, and the buttermilk. Add vanilla, and mix well. Pour into the well greased pans. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool and frost with your choice of icings.

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 425; Total Fat: 13.3g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Sodium: 331mg; Total Carbohydrates: 72.7g; Dietary Fiber: 1.3g; Protein: 5.2g

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious blend of banana cake and cream cheese frosting will make your day! Just relax and enjoy this tasty masterpiece! If you like to eat healthy or have sudden cravings for banana and cream cheese, just keep a piece of this in your 'fridge'!

Yields 1 9-inch layer cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch round pans.

Combine sugar, flour, baking soda, water, mashed bananas, salt, and mayonnaise. Mix together, and pour into the cake pans. Bake cake about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks. In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and butter or margarine together. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, and mix well. Stir in nuts. Fill and frost the cake.

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 697; Total Fat: 41.6g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Sodium: 559mg; Total Carbohydrates: 78.9g; Dietary Fiber: 1.5g; Protein: 5.3g

Banana Cake from a Mix

This is an incredibly moist banana cake from a mix... I always serve it with caramel icing and get raves every time!

Yields 1 9x13-inch pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Put 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a measuring cup with 2/3 cup milk. Set aside. Mash bananas with a fork, adding the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice to them as you mash. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and baking soda. Stir to combine. Add bananas, softened butter, milk mixture, eggs and vanilla. Beat at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until center of cake springs back when lightly tapped. A toothpick stuck in the center may leave a slight crumb. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 284; Total Fat: 12.3g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 473mg; Total Carbohydrates: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 0.6g; Protein: 3.3g

Banana Cake

This mouth watering banana cake is a favorite with kids. With its chocolate-nut topping, it's a nice alternative to banana bread.

Yields 1 9x13-inch pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with topping. To make topping: in a small bowl, mix together chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and brown sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Makes 24 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 281; Total Fat: 12.5g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 206mg; Total Carbohydrates: 40.3g; Dietary Fiber: 1.8g; Protein: 4.5g

Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate and bananas, nothing quite tastes as yummy.

Yields 1 -13x9 inch cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan. Beat cake mix, mashed bananas, oil and eggs with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 33 to 36 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cake cool then frost with your choice of frosting, if desired.

Makes 14 servings

Nutrition Info: Calories: 238; Total Fat: 11.5g; Cholesterol: 53mg; Sodium: 285mg; Total Carbohydrates: 29.8g; Dietary Fiber: 0.6g; Protein: 4.4g

By Kathleen Bennett

Need Recipe for Banana Cake

Regarding Banana Cake. Thanks For The Recipes. Will Try All Of Them. Saved The Day. Thanks Sharyl (05/21/2004)

By Sharyl

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