Triple Layer Banana Cake /w Peanut Butter Fudge Icing

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

12-14 servings
20 Min
25 Min

A year around family favorite, the recipe for this moist layer cake was passed on to me by my mother. Children can't keep their fingers out of the icing, which tastes just like peanut butter fudge. This is a Taste of Home recipe, which I shamefully call my own at family gatherings. LOL
(after all , I did bake it!)

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3/4 c
butter ,softened, do not use margarine
2 c
granulated sugar or 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 large
1 1/2 c
over ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp
3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1 c
dairy butter milk
6 Tbsp
creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
karo corn syrup
5 1/2 c
powdered sugar
8 to 10 Tbsp
milk- 2% is ok
peanut halves or pieces, for garnish or walnut halves

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350^ for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick test is clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, before removing from pan to wire racks to cool completely.
In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, butter and corn syrup until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and enough milk to be of spreading consistency. Frost between layers and over sides and top of cake. Garnish around top edge of cake and center with a single row of nuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #baked

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SK H Soos
Sep 5, 2011
Oh my gosh Pat how can a cake get any better. Thanks for sharing.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 5, 2011
Thanks Susan, this is sooooo good.
Shirley Makekau tutuwoman
Sep 5, 2011
I sure would love a big slice of that cake!! thanks for sharing!!
Karen Farmer KarenJFarmer
Sep 6, 2011
I would love to see a picture...... I could soooo drool over
Sep 6, 2011 - Melanie B shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Sep 6, 2011 - Vanessa "Nikita" Milare shared this recipe with discussion group: "Cakes from Cake Mixes"
Chris T. chrisb64
Oct 25, 2011 ribbon...hint hint :o).
Nov 29, 2011 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion group: Giveaway! (GreenPan Eco-Non Stick 8-in Frypan)
sue shantz suers
Feb 2, 2012
I tried this recipe and I know I should of tried it straight first, but I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups reg sugar. This was as my family put it "THE BEST BANANA CAKE THEY EVER TASTED!" Sorry I changed it before I tried your recipe, but thank you so much for the recipe. It totally impressed my picky family. My brother thinks hes the best cook ever, and yes he is very good, and he was even impressed.
sue shantz suers
Feb 2, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Feb 3, 2012
Thank you Sue, I appreciate the comments. Hugs, Pat.
Rose Selvar potrose
Apr 27, 2012
WOW Pat, 878 recipes.... You've posted 878 recipes and the kitchen crew has not awarded you even 1 Blue Ribbon....What's going on there, Kitchen crew...aren't you trying Pat's recipes???? This one looks like a blue ribbon winner to me...I haven't made it yet; but it sure does look wonderful and sounds yummy too!!!
Saving this one, Pat. I know it deserves a ribbon. I just know it. 4/27/12