Banana Cake

Doreen Fish


This is a cake not a loaf...also my son's favorite cake and one I make him every year on his birthday if I am close by. For the past 4 years I have been 2000 miles away so he didn't get his favorite cake so this year now that we are closer I hope to once more make him his favorite cake.
This recipe comes from the cookbook....The Cake Mix Doctor...great book and a really good banana cake.
I frost it with my "The Best Icing"flavored with banana yummy!!

*Not my pic

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16 or just my son!!


1 pkg
plain yellow cake mix
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1 tsp
2 medium
ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
1 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil....sunflower is good and so is canola or corn oil
3 large
2 tsp
banana liqueur ..optional...i have never added this

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round pans.
Mix together cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.Add mashed banana, water, oil eggs and liquer if using.Blend with a mixer on low speed for 1 min.Increase speed and beat 2 mins more.
Scrape down sides of bowl. The batter should look well blended.
Pour into prepared pans. Bake approx 30 - 32 mins until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Frost with you favorite frosting. I use a cooked frosting and it is awesome.
Sprinkle chopped pecans over top.
So delicious!!
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 c milk
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 tsp banana extract
Pour milk into a saucepan and slowly add the corn starch tablespoon at a time over low hear till thickened. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool till mixture is cool to touch.
Cream butter and sugar .
Add a small portion of the cornstarch mixture and beat with a mixer. Slowly add till all is gone and keep beating till icing is thick and creamy and fairly stiff. Make sure all sugar crystals are dissolved.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts