Marilyn's Moist Banana Cake & Frosting

Marilyn Renfro Gore


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 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


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8 to 10
30 Min
30 Min


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  • 2 1/2 c
  • 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
    confectioner's 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


  1. CAKE: Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Pour in liquids and eggs and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in bananas and flavorings.
  3. Bake in greased & floured pan(s) at 350 for 30 minutes or until done. (Can be baked as a bundt cake.)
  4. FROSTING: Beat butter and confectioner's sugar until well blended. Mix in bananas, flavorings, and walnuts.
  5. Frost cooled cake. (If bundt cake, use same ingredients to make a glaze adding nuts as decoration.

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About Marilyn's Moist Banana Cake & Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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