APPLE BANANA CAKE

Apple Banana Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Do you always have apples and bananas on hand that need to be used? I am constantly looking for something to do with over ripe bananas and apples that are about to go bad on me. This Apple Banana cake is quick and easy and your friends and family will love it. Throw it together for dessert or to go with your morning coffee or for the kids to have as a snack with a tall glass of milk. We love this apple banana cake with cream cheese frosting but you could just sprinkle on some powdered sugar or use your favorite icing on this cake.

 

Apple Banana Cake Ingredients: 

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 cups of grated apples, peel and core before grating

2 large bananas, mashed

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chopped nuts, Optional (Pecans or Walnuts)

Whisk together flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in grated apples, mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract with spoon. Fold in nuts. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and pour batter into dish. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes until center tests done. Let cool and frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Makes 12 servings. Cream Cheese frosting recipe is below. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together with mixer and spread on cooled cake.

Apple Banana Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Print Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Apple Banana Cake

Easy and Delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Apple Banana Cake
Servings: 12 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups of grated apples peel and core before grating
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts Optional (Pecans or Walnuts)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in grated apples, mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract with spoon. Fold in nuts.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and pour batter into the dish. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes until center tests done. Let cool and frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions:

  • Mix together with mixer and spread on cooled cake.

Are you reading our digital magazine, Front Porch Life? It’s full of great new recipes, country living, fantastic people, southern charm, cooking tips and so much more. We send it directly to your email so you can start reading, cooking and relaxing immediately! This is our premium content not found on our website. Join 1000’s of others today and start enjoying our magazine! 

Be sure and pin for later!

© The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.

Save

5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking

Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!

FREE EMAIL BONUS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




13 Comments

  1. Delicious! Made without the frosting and it was already perfect. Just the right amount of sweetness!5 stars

  2. Doug long says:

    I wonder if this can be baked in a Bundt pan and if so, how long might it be in the oven baking?5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can certainly try it! Thanks!

  3. The apple banana cake was easy to prepare, moist, and tasted
    delicious. I served it at an applelicious reception following Rosh Hashanah services! Lots of praises from those who tried a piece or two! I cut small squares as I knew other items would be available. I certainly will make it again for others.

    How can the cake recipe be altered if one cannot eat eggs?5 stars

  4. Great cake!! I added 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg to batter. Used the chopped pecans to make a streusel for a topping. Phenomenal!5 stars

  5. ShellBell says:

    Can chopped prunes be added to this awesome recipe?
    Thank you

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried adding prunes but see no reason why you couldn’t add them.

    2. Evelyn France says:

      Your recipes make me want to grab my keys and go to grocery store ( I’m the middle of snow storm) and get all the ingredients to start baking!!! I’m not sure which one to try first! If you had a bakery near me I would be broke!! Thank you for the inspiration !!’

  6. Sue Erskine says:

    This does look delicious… will make this weekend

  7. I love your recipes but this one I have a problem with. I have no way to grate apples at this time…. Can I use applesauce in place of the grated apples,if so how much please?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Joy, I usually just use a cheap hand grater you buy at Walmart to grate my apples. I have never made this cake with applesauce myself. You could just chop the apples really fine with a knife. That should work, too. We have several applesauce cakes on the site if you click on this link: https://thesouthernladycooks.com/?s=applesauce+cake You might like to try one of them or try the cake here with a couple cups of applesauce. I hope this helps. I am happy you enjoy the recipes.

    2. My family loved the recipe, my husband thought it might be good with raisins added.
      Maybe grated carrots. But it was wonderful just the same.
      Thank you5 stars

  8. Pingback: 4 Easy Ways To Make Apple Banana Cake: #3 Is The Best