Banana Cake Recipe

Banana Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Banana Split Cake Recipe

The onset of summers brings back the memory of everything cool in my mind. Cooling food and desserts are my top priority. Here is one of my favorite ice cream banana split cake recipe that I am sure you will love. This banana cake recipe does not call for any baking, therefore you can involve your kids in the assembling, and they will love it,

What you will need
2 cups –Graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup – Melted butter
4-5 – Medium sized bananas
500 grams – Pineapple or strawberry ice cream (softened but not melted)
1 cup – Chopped walnuts
1 cup – chocolate chips
1 cup – Confectioner’s sugar
1 cup – Evaporated milk
1 teaspoon – Vanilla extract
30ml – Whipped cream topping
4 tablespoons – Shredded coconut flakes
1 cup – pitted cherries
Lightly grease a 9×13 inch glass dish
In a clean bowl mix the graham crackers with ½ cup melted butter.
Remove ½ cup of the mixtures and set aside
Gently press the rest of the graham cracker and butter mix at the bottom of the glass dish
Slice the bananas in to thin rounds
Arrange the bananas on the graham cracker mix
Spread the ice cream on the top of the bananas. Make a thick layer
Sprinkle chopped walnuts on the top
Spread the shredded coconut flakes on the top
Press gently. Cover the dish with a plastic wrap and freeze until firm (about 1 hour)
In the meantime, heat the chocolate chips with ¼ cup of melted butter
Stir to get a smooth mix
Add the confectioners’ sugar and evaporated milk
Stir until you get a smooth mix (for about 7 minutes)
Remove from heat and add the vanilla
Cool for 30 minutes
Pour over the frozen ice cream – banana layer to cover evenly
Freeze for another 45 minutes until firm
Take out of freezer and spread the whipped cream over it
Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs and decorate with cherries
Freeze for another 3-4 hours
Remove from freezer and let the dish stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving
You can use any one of your favorite ice cream instead of pineapple or strawberry. In fact, mix fruit ice cream works great to.
This recipe serves 18, you can adjust the ingredients according to your need
Use just ripe bananas, over ripe bananas can become slushy
You can try a variation of the recipe by suing plain glucose biscuits or vanilla wafers or chocolate biscuits or oat cookies.





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Banana Coffee Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chip Streusel

Coffee cakes became very popular in America in the late 1800s. It was not invented but has evolved as a combination of various styles of baking and native ingredients. Banana cake recipe are served with coffee, breakfast and even as desserts. Here is a simple banana coffee cake recipe with chocolate chip streusel that takes only 1 hour and 5 minutes to prepare.


– 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
– 2/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
– 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I like to roast them a little before using)
– 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
– 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
– 1 large egg
– 1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 large)
– 3 tablespoons buttermilk


– Preheat the oven to 350F.
– Grease an 8×8 inch cake pan and lightly dust the insides with a little flour.
– In a clean bowl, take the dark brown sugar, chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and ground cinnamon and mix well. Your streusel is ready.
– In a separate bowl, take the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well.
– In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and add the sugar to it. Blend well.
– Add the eggs and bananas to the mix and beat well using an electric mixer.
– Add the buttermilk and combine well.
– Stir in the vanilla.
– Add the flour mixture to the egg-buttermilk mixture, one spoon at a time, and mix well after each addition.
– Take the greased cake pan and pour half of the cake batter in the pan.
– Sprinkle half of the streusel over the batter.
– Add another layer of cake batter and sprinkle the remaining streusel over it.
– Bake in the preheated oven at 350F for about 45-50 minutes.
– Remove the cake from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
– Cut the cake in little bars to serve.


The traditional streusel cake has only two layers but I make my own version with multiple layers. To do so, I use a silicone cake pan because they do not require any greasing.


– Layer a thin layer of cake batter at the bottom of the cake pan.
– Sprinkle some of the prepared streusel over it and then add another thin layer of cake batter.
– Repeat the steps until you get a nice layered cake.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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Banana Split Cake Recipe: Tasty and Simple to Make

Every once in a while you want to satiate your sweet tooth with something that is easy to make and tastes absolutely out of this world. And Banana Cake recipe is perfect for all occasions. Especially in the summers when cold, sweet and refreshing are the magical words, the following banana split cake recipe will fulfill your every need.


– 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 crackers)
– 1/2 cup melted butter
– 1/4 cup sugar

Filling ingredients:

– 1/2 cup softened butter
– 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
– 1 tablespoon milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 3 large bananas
– 2 cans pineapple
– 2 kg strawberries

Topping ingredients:

– 2 cups heavy whipping cream
– 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
– 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


– To prepare the crumbs, break the crackers in small pieces and run them in a mixer at high speed. Remove from the jar into a mixing bowl.
– Add the butter and sugar to the crumbs and mix well using a spoon.
– Take a 13 x 9 inch glass dish and press the prepared crumbs onto the dish and push it around the edges. Press to get a smooth and even layer. Be careful around the edges; they should not be thick or thin.
– Preheat the oven to 350F and bake the dish for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
– Slice the bananas into 1/4 inch round discs.
– Remove the pineapple from the can, drain them to remove any water and crush them.
– Slice the strawberries in thin slices.
– In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
– Add the vanilla and milk and beat some more. Use an electric blender as it will remove the lumps easily.
– Spread the filling on top of the cooled crumb base.
– Smooth the top using a spatula.
– Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
– Remove and decorate with crushed pineapple.
– Arrange the slices of banana on the top in a circular manner.
– Top with sliced strawberries.
– In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream to get soft peaks.
– Add the confectioner’s sugar to the cream and beat some more to get stiff peaks.
– Spread this on top of the fruits and liberally sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
– Refrigerate for 4-5 hours before serving.
– If graham crackers are not available at your home, you can also use crushed Oreo cookies or vanilla wafers or any other of your favorite crackers.
– If fresh strawberries are not available then you can also use strawberry glaze on top of the bananas for the same yummy taste.

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Simple Pecan and Banana Cake Recipe with Cake Mix and Pecan Frosting

Cakes mixes can be easily prepared at home and stored in your pantry for months. Any time you feel like having a banana cake recipe, you can use the cake mixes to make delicious cakes as well as puddings. Here is an interesting banana cake recipe with cake mix that is delicious and moist and we guarantee that you will earn lots of praise for your baking skills.

What you will need:
– Yellow cake mix – 1 packet (4 cups)
– Large eggs – 4
– Ripe bananas – 3
– Vegetable oil – 3/4 cup
– Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup
– Milk – 1/4 cup
– Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
– Chopped pecans – 1 cup

– Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt cake pan using a little butter and all-purpose flour.
– Preheat the oven to 325F.
– Peel and mash the bananas using a fork.
– In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
– Use an electric mixer to blend all the ingredients together to a smooth batter.
– Stir in the chopped pecans.
– Pour in the greased Bundt cake pan and smooth out the top.
– Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted inside comes out clean.
– Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting on a wire rack to cool.
– Your cake is ready to serve and eat.

To make the cake mix at your home you will need:
– All-purpose flour – 4 cups
– Granulated sugar – 3 cups
– Baking powder – 2 tablespoons
– Non-fat dry milk – 1 cup

– Mix all the ingredients in a dry and clean mixing bowl.
– Store the cake mix in an airtight container.
– You can store this mix for months in the pantry.

For icing the cake you will need:
– Chopped pecans – 1 cup
– Butter – 1/4 cup (I use a little salted butter because I like the sweet and salty combination)
– Ready-made cream cheese frosting – 2 1/2 cups

– Melt the butter in a skillet and lightly fry the chopped pecans in the butter.
– Remove from the heat and add to the ready-made cream cheese frosting.

To assemble the cake:
– Cover the cake with frosting from all sides.

Points to keep in mind:
– Always use the ingredients at room temperature. Thaw the cake mix (if stored in the fridge) to room temperature before using.
– You can store the cake in the freezer for about 2 weeks, but thaw before using.
– If you are going to use the cake immediately, then let it cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes before icing to prevent the crumbs from falling off.

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Mouthwatering Banana Cake Recipe in Pudding Form

Banana cake recipe are very simple yet delicious and moist on the inside and make the perfect dessert. Given below is an interesting variation of the popular banana cake in the form of a banana pudding cake recipe, which is served with a glossy glaze that adds to the taste.


– 1 box (18.25oz) yellow cake mix
– 1 pack instant pudding mix (we recommend banana flavored, but you can use your favorite pudding mix)
– 3/4 cup peeled and mashed bananas
– 2 tablespoons milk
– 4 eggs at room temperature
– 1/4 cup vegetable oil
– 1 cup water
– 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


– Preheat the oven to 350F.
– Grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan, or you can also use a Bundt pan.
– Open the packet of yellow cake mix and pour the contents in a large bowl.
– Add the pudding mix contents to this and mix well.
– Make a well in the center and break in the eggs, one by one.
– Use an electric beater at high speed to mix the eggs with the cake and pudding mix.
– Add the mashed bananas, vegetable oil and water. Beat at low speed for about 4 minutes.
– Pour the prepared batter in the pan and shake the pan slightly to remove the air bubbles.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
– Remove from the oven and let the cake cool for about 15 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack. While the cake cools you can prepare the glaze.


– Mix the milk, sugar and vanilla and whip the mix well till you get a drizzling consistency.
– Drizzle the glaze on the cooled cake in a circular fashion.
Garnish with the chopped walnuts and let it cool a little before serving.

Tips: If you don’t like the cake mix in the market, you can make your own low-fat cake mix.


– 7 1/2 cups flour
– 1 tablespoon salt
– 4 1/2 cups sugar (you can use powdered sugar too)
– 2 tablespoons baking powder
– 3/4 cup cold butter

Method: (This recipe will make 3 x 18.5oz cakes.)

– Take 5 1/2 cups of flour in a bowl and add the salt, sugar and baking powder, and combine well.
– Cut the butter in small cubes and add the rest of the flour to it.
– In a food processor, blend the flour and butter mix till it is very fine and without any lumps.
– Add this mix to the dry flour mix and blend well.
– Divide in 3 equal parts and store each part in an airtight bag or jar.
– This cake mix will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Perfect Homemade Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

Banana cakes are a healthy variation of the normal cake. Banana cake recipe goes very well with coffee and are, therefore, considered perfect for coffee evenings. However, when you combine the coffee and bananas in the cake itself it tantalizes your taste buds in a very special way that makes you want to reach for more. Given below is a simple banana coffee cake recipe with banana frosting.


  •  1 1/4 cups cake flour
  •  1 cup cocoa powder
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  3/4 teaspoon salt
  •  2 bananas (peeled and mashed)
  •  1/2 cup sour cream
  •  1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  •  1 cup packed brown sugar
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 tablespoon instant coffee
  •  1 teaspoon water
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  Grease a 10-inch baking pan.
  •  Mix the coffee with the water and set aside.
  •  In a deep bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until the sugar starts to dissolve.
  •  Add the butter to this mix and beat well until light and fluffy.
  •  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda.
  •  Add the vanilla and the coffee mix and beat some more.
  •  Pour in the sour cream and the bananas and mix well.
  •  Add the flour mix in the batter, a little at a time, and beat well.
  •  Pour the mix in the greased baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
  •  When done, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling on a wire rack.

Buttercream Banana Frosting


  •  1/4 cup butter
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  •  1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  •  3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  •  Chopped walnuts and pecans for topping


  •  Cream the butter and salt.
  •  Add the mashed bananas and vinegar and beat to get a fluffy thick mix.
  •  Add the confectioner’s sugar, one spoon at a time, and beat to make the frosting fluffy and of spreading consistency.

To assemble the cake:

  •  Remove the cake from the wire rack.
  •  Cut the cake horizontally in the center.
  •  Apply the frosting on top of one half, sprinkle some walnuts and pecans on top of the frosting and cover with the other half.
  •  Spread the rest of the frosting on the top and sides of the cake and decorate with some chopped walnuts and pecans.
  •  Let the frosting set for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with a hot cup of your favorite coffee and sit back to enjoy!!

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Mouth-watering Banana Cake Recipe with Cake Mix and Caramel Frosting

Yummy banana cake recipe is easy to make if you are using a cake mix. It also cuts down the preparation time to a great extent. Moreover, you can add your favorite nuts, such as cashews, pecans etc, to the mix to add a nutty flavor and serve it with the frosting of your choice. Given below is a mouth-watering banana cake recipe with cake mix and a delicious caramel frosting.


  •  Plain yellow cake mix – 1 packet (you can use white cake mix, but yellow gives more of a ‘banana’ color)
  •  Light or dark brown sugar – ½ cup
  •  Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  •  Peeled and mashed bananas – 1 cup
  •  Vegetable oil – ½ cup
  •  Eggs – 3
  •  Water – 1 cup
  •  Vegetable shortening – 3 tablespoons
  •  Assorted nuts (roasted) – 1 cup
  •  White flour – 3 tablespoons


  •  Grease two 8-inch cake pans using the vegetable shortening and dust some flour on the inside.
  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  In a deep mixing bowl, take the cake mix and add the cinnamon and brown sugar to it.
  •  Break the eggs in the mix, one by one, and beat between each addition.
  •  Add the vegetable oil and water to the mix.
  •  Beat the mix well with an electric mixer and make sure that you scrape the sides of the bowl in between the mixing so that the ingredients are well incorporated.
  •  Pour the batter in the two pans (filling each pan to the ¾ level) and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  •  Once the cakes are done, let them cool for at least 30 minutes and, in the meantime, you can prepare the caramel frosting.

Ingredients for caramel frosting:

  •  Butter – 8 tablespoons
  •  Brown sugar – 1 cup
  •  Whole milk – ¼ cup
  •  Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  •  Icing sugar – 2 cups


  •  In a thick saucepan, take the butter and brown sugar and heat for about 2 minutes until they both melt.
  •  Once the mixture starts to boil, add the milk and mix. Bring the mix to the boil once again.
  •  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and icing sugar.
  •  Keep in mind that this frosting has to be used warm, otherwise it will harden.

Assembling the cake:

  •  Take one cooled cake and place it on a cake stand right side up.
  •  Spread a layer of frosting on the top of the cake and sprinkle some roasted nuts over it.
  •  Place the other cake on top of it and frost the top and the sides of the cake in quick motions (so that the frosting does not cool).
  •  Cool the cake in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
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Banana Split Cake with Surprise Chocolate and Banana Frosting

Imagine a banana cake recipe with chocolate and banana filling inside, which will definitely  fill your mouth with a delightful combination of banana and chocolate flavors. For your next family dinner, use this banana spilt cake recipe filled with chocolate and banana frosting to surprise the guests.

Items needed for the cake:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – 1 cup
  • Cake flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Soft and unsalted butter – 15 teaspoons
  • Eggs – 4 large
  • Sour cream – ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Colorful sprinkles – 1 packet for garnishing

To prepare the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a deep bowl, take the butter and sugar and whisk them using a blender (at medium speed) until you get a fluffy mix.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, and whisk well after each addition until the sugar dissolves and the butter is well combined with the eggs.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder).
  • Add the dry ingredients in the egg-butter mix using a tablespoon. Whisk well after each addition.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and sour cream to the mix and combine well using a wooden ladle.
  • Pour the batter into a 9-inch greased baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • While the cake is being baked you can start making the banana frosting and chocolate frosting.

Items needed for banana frosting:

  • Peeled and mashed bananas – ½ cup
  • Butter – 2 ¾ cups
  • Egg whites of 5 large eggs
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Yellow food coloring – 5-8 drops

To prepare the banana frosting:

In a double boiler, mix the egg whites and sugar and whisk them a little until the sugar dissolves.

  • Remove from the boiler and whisk the mix until it doubles in volume.
  • To this, add the softened butter and whisk some more until the mix becomes smooth.
  • Now add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. You can use banana essence in place of vanilla if you wish.
  • Combine all the ingredients well.
  • Add 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring and see if it gets the ‘banana’ color. You can add more coloring if you want the frosting to be more yellow.
  • Frosting can be made a few days in advance and stored in the fridge. However, make sure that you bring it to room temperature before using.

Items needed for chocolate frosting:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 cup
  • Sweet caramel sauce – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Confectioner’s sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

To prepare the chocolate frosting:

Mix the chocolate chips, caramel sauce, butter and sugar in a bowl and heat the mix on a low heat.

  • Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the chocolate frosting is ready to be used.

Assembling the cake:

  • Let the cake cool to room temperature before assembling.
  • Cut three horizontal layers out of the cake.
  • Place the bottom layer on the serving palate and apply banana frosting over it.
  • Place the middle layer on top of it and apply chocolate frosting over it.
  • Place the top layer and press slightly.
  • Use the rest of the banana frosting to cover all the sides of the cake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.
  • Let the cake set in the refrigerator before cutting into slices to serve.


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Banana Split Cake Recipe

If you have been following my cake recipes lately, you will know that I have been putting forward an effort to bring you not only delicious recipes, but healthy cake recipes, too. Let’s be honest, as hard as we try to eat healthy, sometimes we deserve a treat and I find myself thinking, “Alright, maybe this isn’t the most healthy banana split cake recipe, but who cares? It’s worth it.” I’m a believer in people treating themselves sometimes, but if you are going to indulge then DO IT RIGHT! Don’t waste those calories on cheap sweets that you can barely enjoy, spend those calories wisely on something delicious like this banana split banana cake recipe that I’m about to share with you. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
  • 6 bananas
  • 1 package of vanilla wafers
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 handful’s worth of maraschino cherries
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (1 package)
  • 2 cups of sugar (confectioner’s)
  • 12 ounces of whipped cream / whipped topping (Frozen or from a can, or homemade)
  • ¼ cup of chopped walnuts

Here are the preparation instructions:

  1. Crush the vanilla wafers into crumbs.
  2. Combine the margarine along with the crushed wafers in a medium sized baking pan and pat them down.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and the cream cheese and beat it until it’s fluffy and light.
  4. Spread this mixture over the margarine and wafer combination in your baking pan.
  5. Now it’s time for the fruity layers, start by spooning the pineapples over the top of the cream cheese and then add a layer of sliced bananas. Drain the juice from the can of pineapples beforehand. You can have two thick layers, or multiple thin layers, it’s completely up to you. You may even want to add some slices of orange.
  6. The last layer is the whipped cream.
  7. Finally, top it all off with walnuts and cherries.

I told you we were going to make the best of these calories, didn’t I? This delicious cake recipe only takes about 5-10 minutes to prepare, and it doesn’t require any baking. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look gorgeous on the first try because with banana splits, it’s all about digging in. You can also include some ice cream either along with, or instead of the cream. I also mentioned that you may want to include oranges, chocolate chips, sprinkles, syrup on top, peanuts and there’s really an endless amount of toppings you could add to make this recipe your own.

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Banana Cake Recipe

It’s true. Banana cake is just as good as it’s Banana bread cousin. I’ll be posting my Banana Cake recipe soon so that you can judge for yourself.

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