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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.

Cake Recipe:

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.

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

    • The Southern Lady says:

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

    • 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 !!’

  2. This does look delicious… will make this weekend

  3. 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?

    • 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: 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.

    • 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 you

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