Mom's Fresh Banana Cake

Angela Gray


My Mom made this recipe 100's of times while growing up. It is so moist and good . Her secret was in the banana's. The night before she went to make this she would put 3 or more banana's in the blender and puree them. Then she would let them sit all night in the refrigerator, sometimes two nights. The banana puree would be dark and fruity smelling. She would add that to the cake batter and her cake would be perfect and moist every time !


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2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
1/2 c
butter or margarine
large banana's
1 tsp
baking soda


1 pkg
(3oz) cream cheese,softened
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 dash(es)

How to Make Mom's Fresh Banana Cake


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2Puree the banana's and let sit overnight.* You may use them immediately but the overnight sit ripens the banana's to perfection.
  • 3In a separate bowl add baking soda to the pureed banana mixture. Set aside
  • 4Cream sugar and butter
  • 5Add eggs one at a time
  • 6Add flour slowly
  • 7Add banana mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix just until incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX
  • 8Pour into a greased 13x9 pan.
  • 9Bake for 30 min or just until golden brown. Be careful not to over bake.
  • 10Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 11Blend cream cheese, milk, vanilla and salt.
  • 12Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until frosting is smooth and creamy. Check that it is of spreading consistency, if to thick add another 1 tsp. of milk until it is the right consistency.
  • 13Frost the cake, sprinkle lightly with chopped pecans.

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About Mom's Fresh Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #banana, #easy, #moist

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