Joan's Fresh Banana Cake

Joan's Fresh Banana Cake Recipe

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Julie Hicks

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@clownlady31

My friend Joan who passed away last Fall used to bake this cake every year for my son's birthday! Upon her passing I found the recipe in her cookbooks. Now I can carry on the tradition!

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

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  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 large
    eggs, well beaten
  • 5 medium
    ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 stick
    butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 medium
    ripe bananas, sliced thin

How to Make Joan's Fresh Banana Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Sift together flour and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Put butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream together until smooth.
    Slowly pour in the eggs, mixing well between addition. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  4. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    Stir in vanilla extract and pecans.
  5. Divide batter among prepared pans and bake for 25 mins. or until tops are brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 mins, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
  6. Frosting & Filling:
  7. In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas and lemon juice together and set aside.
  8. In another bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
    Add mashed bananas, blending well.
    Stir in vanilla extract.
  9. Assembly: Spread a layer of icing on one of the cake rounds, then top with a layer of sliced bananas.
    Place the 2nd cake round on top of the bananas and repeat with more icing, then sliced bananas.
    Place 3rd layer on top, smooth icing over the sides and top of cake with the remaining frosting.
  10. Refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge and leave at room temp. for 3 hours before serving.

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About Joan's Fresh Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts




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