Nana's Bodacious Banana Cake

Gayla Williams


Yummy if you love banana flavor this has got it


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
40 Min


  • Half c
    vegetable oil
  • Half c
  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    mashed bananas
  • 4
    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


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

    Cream oil, butter and sugar together. Add mashed bananas.
  2. Stir in beaten eggs.
  3. Start adding the flour to the banana mixture and alternate with the buttermilk, ending with the flour. Mix well but do not over mix.
  4. Add orange juice, vanilla and chopped pecans at the end and stir into the batter.
  5. Grease 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.
  6. Frosting
    Combine mashed bananas and lemon juice, then cream with the softened butter.
  7. Gradually add in powdered sugar and milk until well combined.
  8. Stir in toasted coconut and pecans. This should yield 3 1/2 cups of frosting.
  9. If 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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