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Banana Bread Snack Cakes Recipe

Banana Bread Snack Cakes Recipe

This cake doesn't need any frosting—just a dusting of powdered sugar. Guests are always amazed that I made this treat from scratch.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 small)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine flour and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the brown sugar, water, banana, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.

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sugarpie68 User ID: 1146476 252931
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"I got up this morning craving banana bread and found this recipe. So I made it and it was easy to put together and delicious!! I'll definitely make this again."

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suzanneconrad User ID: 3216553 240490
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"So easy to put together. I added some mini chocolate chips to mine. Just delicious. I like the idea of substituting buttermilk for the water. I will try that next time..but quite good the way the recipe is written."

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lvarner User ID: 35803 221696
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This recipe is nice and easy to mix together. It's a great cake to make for busy week nights, or whenever you need a treat that comes together quickly. I like to add some chopped nuts to the batter, as well for added cruch and flavor."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 57889
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I must admit the only reason I tried this recipe was because I was out of eggs! Now, it is a keeper. A great combination between cake and bread. Since I had buttermilk on hand I used that instead of the water. A great recipe that we will be making for years to come. The first time I made these out of necessity now I make them because they are so well loved!"

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micheleclow User ID: 6777152 57185
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"I have been making this for years. When my now 12th grader was in 4th grade, he loved it so much, he asked me to make it for every potluck at school. I was asked my many parents for the recipe."

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1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 78951
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"This is definitely a keeper! I'm always looking for recipes that make a smaller amount (for 2). More than that, this cake is moist and sweet, and you can taste the banana! In lieu of the canola oil, you can always substitute it with 1/3 cup applesauce to make this a completely fat-free cake, with all the moist flavor and goodness! For a finished dessert, I might frost it very lightly with my caramel icing. A KEEPER!"

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1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 61184
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"This is definitely a keeper! I'm always looking for recipes that make a smaller amount (for 2). More than that, this cake is moist and sweet, and you can taste the banana! In lieu of the canola oil, you can always substitute it with 1/3 cup applesauce to make this a completely fat-free cake, with all the moist flavor and goodness! A KEEPER!"

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homebunny User ID: 1085886 109664
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"My husband really enjoyed the cake. He liked it better than my banana bread recipe. He said he could taste the banana in it."

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Kamal User ID: 2903072 136913
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Delicious tasting, dense cake. I missed my deserts and finally found one without eggs or butter for that matter. Wonderful with a warm tea or coffee. This will become one of my regular deserts from now on.

For a change, add chocolate or cinammon or apples for that matter. All would be good I'm sure.
Thanks for sharing and share others like this is you have any such deserts."

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LibbiPeach@cox.net User ID: 4441258 91953
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"Very nice, not too sweet, recipe."

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KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 57184
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I like this more than a lot of banana bread recipes I've tried. This is a major hit with my family. :)"

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randt User ID: 2569574 139134
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I hesitated to make this cake at first. Finally I had only one really ripe banana. I added about 1/2c. raisins. This is a keeper. Hubby and I liked it better than banana bread and muffins."

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deadgirl13 User ID: 5989805 61164
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"My son has a lot of food allergies. Soy, Eggs, Peanuts and treenuts. Finding treats for him is always a struggle and he often feel left out. This cake recipes is one of his favorites and provides a great birthday cake for all to enjoy!! He actually Begs me to make it everytime our bananas get ripe! LOL!!"

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deadgirl13 User ID: 5989805 139100
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"My son has a lot of food allergies. Soy, Eggs, Peanuts and treenuts. Finding treats for him is always a struggle and he often feel left out. This cake recipes is one of his favorites and provides a great birthday cake for all to enjoy!! He actually Begs me to make it everytime our bananas get ripe! LOL!!"

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AngieMM User ID: 4254253 57854
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"I doubled this recipe and baked it in a 9x13 pan. I let it cook 40 minutes which was still not enough time; it needed longer. You have to definitely check it with a toothpick so the middle will be cooked through. I used very ripe bananas and it had a strong banana taste. It was ok warm. My family thinks it would taste better cooled. It doesn't need the powdered sugar; it's sweet enough."

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binky3 User ID: 5431929 136912
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"This is very tasty, with a good texture. My grandson is allergic to eggs so this is super for him, and he just loves it. I used buttermilk instead of water. It is great both ways. Now I have something to do with that one banana that is always too ripe to eat! i have made it over and over as we all like it."

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Lisateachs2 User ID: 1420750 91952
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"This is a frequent after-school snack. I omit the dusting of powdered sugar-the kids enjoy it without. I also use 1 cup all-purpose and 2/3 cup whole wheat flour."

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Nrs4you User ID: 3290146 109611
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"loved it!!!! thank you to whoever posted the weight watchers points!! this was excellent! Even my husband who doesn't like sweets asked for more!!!!!"

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keeneycordes User ID: 2097814 109610
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"my grandchildren just love it, its very moist and tasty"

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avonlady54555 User ID: 198076 145747
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"I don't know the nutritional information, but it is 6 Weith Watchers points."

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mcarper3@lycos.com User ID: 970349 68025
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"This Banana cake is delicious and easy to make, but would be nice if there is nutritional information posted.. :)"

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mamaele62 User ID: 1614840 52435
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2008

"could you give the nutritional info on this recipe? my e-mail address is egehlsen@msn.com thanks in advance"

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grandmacy User ID: 1631272 53769
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2008

"I made this snack cake this morning and it taste great.And it took no time at all to mix up. This is my kind of recipe.

grandmacy"

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cibby User ID: 1825653 91951
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2008

"I just wondered if there is supposed to be an egg added."

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