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Carrot Cake or Banana Cake

I found several recipes and took a little of each until I found a recipe that gets great reviews. I use the same base recipe for both carrot or banana cake. One mix makes one 9x13, two 8" rounds or one 12" round - all 2" high. Two mixes needed for 11x15.

Carrot Cake or Banana Cake

Ingredients

  • Wet Ingredients: For Banana Cake - 3-4 bananas For Carrot Cake - 3 cups of shredded carrots 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark) 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups vegtable oil 1 tsp. vanilla Dry Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. cinnomon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder Optional for Banana Cake: 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup mini chocolate chips Optional for Carrot Cake: 1 cup raisins, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup crushed drained pineapple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare pans for baking (greese-flour, baking spray, etc.)
  3. BANANA CAKE
  4. First beat bananas in mixer
  5. Add wet ingredients mix well, then add dry ingredients mix well. Add any other optional ingreients and mix gently.
  6. Pour into prepared pans and bake until knife comes out of center of cake clean.
  7. CARROT CAKE
  8. Add wet ingredients mix well, add dry ingredients mix well. Then add 3 cups of shredded carrots and mix well. Add any other optional ingreients and mix gently.
  9. Pour into prepared pans and bake until knife comes out of center of cake clean.

Comments (38)

you are a genious. This is mostly simple and right on it.
The carrot version was great!! My husband looooved it. Now I'm trying the banana for my mom...Thanks for the post.
Ok...I am in desperate need to find a banana cake that is NOT so doughy! I used a recipe from this site and it was so heavy and very very doughy, ewww...lol...please help me asap, I need a recipe before the weekend.
Has anyone tried the recipe of the version with the pineapple and a version without the pineapple? If so, how do the two compare and which version do you recommend?
I tried the carrot cake and this was a big hit with all my friends,they just loved it.
I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was just perfect. My husband and my son loved it. Thank you,
In the oven as we speak! Any suggestions for the best frosting to use on it?
I am anxious to try the carrot cake however I was wondering if it will be "sturdy" enough for a wedding cake??
Made this carrot cake and all I could taste was oil. I did not put in the "extra" things so maybe that was it. But I have a ton of cake that I don't think anyone wil eat.
I made this tonight also...it is very "oily"?!?
The cake is a great hit, It's one of my best sellers!!!
so anybody else think is oily? it does feel like it is a lot of oil in ONE cake,
I have nevery had a problem with it being oily. It is very popular and we use alot of both the banana and carrot with and without everything in wedding cakes all the time. We have never had anyone complain about the taste. Sorry this didn't work out for you. Maybe try switching brands of oil.
I just made the banana cake.YUM !!!!!Thank you so much. Today is my lil girls 5th B-day.We made a monkey -(banana cake). Looks cute and taste yum. I am new to this site and already love it. I usually use the boxed mixes but no more. After a few trips to the store to make this I was 1/2 cup short on the flour, so I added 1/2 cup pancake mix as a sub and it worked. Thanks again
is the cake sturdy enough for a wedding cake??
Made this banana cake for my dads birthday and everyone LOVED it! Even the kids who normally hate banana cake. Thanks so much!!
I am going to try the carrot cake recipe this weekend, but what type of frosting goes well with it. Cream cheese? I've never tried a carrot cake before so I have no idea
Excellent recipe, haven't tried the banana version yet but made the carrot twice. Definitely better the second day!
The banana cake is one of my biggest hits - absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
i loved the carrot version of this and i'm trying banana tonight!
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