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I have tried about 5 different banana cake recipes and they all come out like banana bread. I need a recipe that is cake like, not bread like.

Anyone have a good one?

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post #2 of 10
Do you have a vanilla cake that you like? Seriously...mash up ripe bananas and fold them in. Nothing better than a good vanilla cake with mashed banana. No need for fake flavorings, extracts, puddings, nothing. Pure bananas.
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post #3 of 10
I use this one and it's delicious! Originally from Kraft Foods:
1 pkg yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
Heat oven to 350. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix on low until moistened. Beat on medium 2 minutes scraping bowl. Now it says to use a 13x9 pan but I believe I have used 2 round 8's.(greased and floured) Bake about 35 minutes depending on your oven. If I remember, it doesn't make a ton of batter so you might need to double or triple depending on how much you need. I used a cream cheese icing and drizzled walnuts on it. HTH Enjoy!!
post #4 of 10
I use this one and it's delicious! Originally from Kraft Foods:
1 pkg yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
Heat oven to 350. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix on low until moistened. Beat on medium 2 minutes scraping bowl. Now it says to use a 13x9 pan but I believe I have used 2 round 8's.(greased and floured) Bake about 35 minutes depending on your oven. If I remember, it doesn't make a ton of batter so you might need to double or triple depending on how much you need. I used a cream cheese icing and drizzled walnuts on it. HTH Enjoy!!
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Bananas are a valuable source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, Bananas are low in sodium, cholesterol and fats, bananas help in lowering your blood pressure and the list goes on, but if you ask me, the best reason to try this banana cake recipe is just that it taste so good. I would like to give you http://allrecipes.com/recipe/a-number-1-banana-cake/ for the perfect banana cake recipe.


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post #7 of 10
this is my favorite:

1 cup sugar  
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350. Grease 9x9x2 pan. Beat sugar, bananas, oil, eggs, and then the rest. Bake 30-40 minutes, or done. Cool.
post #8 of 10
This is the only banana cake recipe I use now and get rave reviews every time. Paired with ganache it's fantastic!

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/a-babana-cake
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Originally Posted by pmarks0

This is the only banana cake recipe I use now and get rave reviews every time. Paired with ganache it's fantastic!

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/a-babana-cake



This sounds good, but just wondered is it a very dense cake like a bread, or is it lighter? Every recipe I've tried has come out more like banana bread and I can't find one that's not that heavy. icon_sad.gif

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Originally Posted by srkmilklady

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Originally Posted by pmarks0

This is the only banana cake recipe I use now and get rave reviews every time. Paired with ganache it's fantastic!

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/a-babana-cake



This sounds good, but just wondered is it a very dense cake like a bread, or is it lighter? Every recipe I've tried has come out more like banana bread and I can't find one that's not that heavy. icon_sad.gif



I know what you mean. It's been a few months since I've eaten it but if I recall, it's not a fluffy cake. It is a more dense cake but I don't know if I'd call it banana bread texture. It is very banana-y. I make banana bread too, and I'd say the texture is not like that.
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