Potluck Banana Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
I have made this about 50 time and love the recipe. I make it in a 9 x 17 pan & they are thinner like bars. I am alone & can't eat all I bake so most is given to friend & neighbors. They all like them as bars instead of a thicker cake. The frosting is to die for. would not think of frosting them with any other frosting. This is my favorite go to recipe when I have to use up ripe banana.. I make the at least twice a month.
I've made this cake a few times now. After the first time, my family started "forgetting to eat the bananas" until they got soft and then said "guess you need to make those into some cake!" My family loves cream cheese frosting, so that's what I make to go with it. I would definitely suggest trying cream cheese frosting. It adds a nice zing!
Yum! This cake came out very moist. As my family says, “Do Over”. I made a butter cream coffee flavored frosting that my family loved.
This cake was a big hit for several years now and it’s still so delicious and so moist! Love it and my family love this cake as well!!
I am just reading the reviews. Interesting comments. I have made this cake several times for different events. I advertise it as "commuter cake"--eggs, fruit, coffee, dairy. Add a glass of OJ, I'm good to go.
This cake turned out great! I was nervous because the reviews were all over the place. The cake rose beautifully, and the consistency was perfect!
This cake was super good With great banana flavor! I had no problem with it not rising at all! Thank you for sharing. ?? (Of note, I would think a prized baker would review a recipe first, and if the ratios seemed hinky - particularly given their level of expertise - they wouldn’t bother to waste their time and money on the extremely inexpensive and common ingredients to make this cake. Again, an award-winning baker should have seen through this sham of a recipe in a heartbeat!)
Even 1 star is too much, I followed the ingredient list to a tee and watched the video and the cake failed miserably. It fell flat--and was dense and about 3/4" high after baking. As a note, I am an award winning baker so I know how to bake very very well. Add to the lack of rising, the frosting is unbelievably over sugary (almost gritty instead of smooth and creamy) and has almost no coffee flavor, there should have been extract added and higher butter content to confectioners sugar. I cannot understand how this cake got such good reviews. I also have to say, I truly resent spending time and money to make a cake that probably has poor food science: the ratio of wet to dry ingredients doesn't seem right to me.
Everyone loved this cake. Made it twice already. Moist and delicious
Is there a miss print on the butter for the frosting? Is 1 and 1/3 Cup butter more like it?