Nana's Bodacious Banana Cake

Gayla Williams


Yummy if you love banana flavor this has got it


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
40 Min


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Half c
vegetable oil
Half c
3 c
2 c
mashed bananas
eggs beaten
3 3/4 c
self rising flour sifted
1 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 c
chopped pecans


Half c
bananas mashed
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
butter softened
1 box
16 oz. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp
1 c
flaked coconut toasted
2/3 c
chopped pecans

How to Make Nana's Bodacious Banana Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 grease and flour sheet cake pan or 3 8 inch rounds.

    Cream oil, butter and sugar together. Add mashed bananas.
  • 2Stir in beaten eggs.
  • 3Start adding the flour to the banana mixture and alternate with the buttermilk, ending with the flour. Mix well but do not over mix.
  • 4Add orange juice, vanilla and chopped pecans at the end and stir into the batter.
  • 5Grease 3 9" cake pans. Divide and pour the batter into the pans or bake as a sheet cake and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing.
  • 6Frosting
    Combine mashed bananas and lemon juice, then cream with the softened butter.
  • 7Gradually add in powdered sugar and milk until well combined.
  • 8Stir in toasted coconut and pecans. This should yield 3 1/2 cups of frosting.
  • 9If you use round cake pans Frost the cake between each layer and on top, leaving the sides unfrosted.

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About Nana's Bodacious Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #coconut, #banana, #pecans

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