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marilyn's moist banana cake & frosting

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Marilyn Renfro Gore
Fred, TX

This is one of the moistest and tastiest desserts I have made and is a big hit for anyone who eats it! It is so delicious that I rarely make it because I cannot resist eating a lot more than I should. HAHA! I try to make it when we have company or family with us for that reason. This dessert and chocolate pie are my downfalls. Everyone who tries it wants the recipe. TIP: When I mash the bananas before I start, I always add extra banana flavoring to keep them from turning black and to give them extra flavor. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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If you love banana bread then you will LOVE this banana cake! The extra banana flavor you get in the icing is wonderful. Marilyn is right... it's hard to eat one slice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 8 to 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For marilyn's moist banana cake & frosting

  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 c
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
    bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp
    banana flavoring
  • 1 stick
  • 3 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2
    banana, mashed
  • 2/3 c
    walnut pieces (or pecans)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp
    banana flavoring

How To Make marilyn's moist banana cake & frosting

  • Dry ingredients in a bowl.
    CAKE: Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Liquids, eggs, and bananas added.
    Pour in liquids and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes. Stir in bananas and flavorings.
  • Cakes after they baked in the oven.
    Pour batter into greased and floured pan(s). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done. (Can be baked as a Bundt cake.)
  • Preparing the frosting.
    FROSTING: Beat butter and confectioners' sugar until well blended. Mix in bananas, flavorings, and walnuts.
  • Starting to frost the cake.
    Frost cooled cake. (If Bundt cake, use the same ingredients to make a glaze adding nuts as decoration.
  • A slice of Marilyn's Moist Banana Cake on a plate.