QUICK BANANA CAKE

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This Quick Banana Cake is so easy to make and is delicious. It is very moist and tastes wonderful with coffee or milk, as a dessert or just anytime.  If you like the taste of bananas, you will love this banana cake.  I keep making this banana cake different ways since it is a banana cake that is very versatile and made with a mix.  See two other ways to make it below.

Quick banana cake is a great way to use up bananas you have on hand.

1 (18.5 ounce) box Kroger Yellow Butter Recipe Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
 
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with mixer.  Spray a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.  Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until done in middle.  Let cool before frosting.
 
Frosting for Quick Banana Cake:
 
1/2 cup butter or margarine or 1 stick, softened
1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
3 to 3 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
 
Mix all ingredients in large bowl with mixer until of spreading consistency.. Spread on cooled cake. 
 
Can sprinkle nuts over cake if so desired.
 
Note:  I keep this cake in the refrigerator.  
 
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Here is another version of this cake you will really enjoy.  Make the cake by the directions above and add the following icing.  I usually punch a few holes in the cake when I use this so it can penetrate the cake and add the chocolate throughout.  This one you won’t be able to leave alone if you are a chocolate lover!
 
Quick Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting
 
Cooked Chocolate Frosting with Nuts
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
1/4 cup 100% cocoa
7 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup nuts, Optional (I used walnut pieces)
 
Bring milk, butter and cocoa to a boil on top of the stove.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla and nuts.  Spread over cake.
 
The third way is made in a bundt pan using a white cake mix instead of yellow and I added one cup of coconut to the cake ingredients and 1 teaspoon of almond extract.  If you make the bundt pan version bake at same temperature, spray pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.  I used the cream cheese frosting above but added 1 teaspoon clear almond extract and sprinkled some coconut on top of the cake.  See Photo below:
 

Quick Banana Cake

There are three versions of this cake. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 18.5 ounce box Kroger Yellow Butter Recipe Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 stick butter or margarine softened

Frosting for Quick Banana Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or 1 stick softened
  • 1 ripe banana peeled and mashed
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

Cooked Chocolate Frosting with Nuts

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup 100% cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nuts Optional (I used walnut pieces)

Third Cake Option

  • 1 18.5 once box Kroger White Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 stick butter or magarine softened
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with mixer. Spray a 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until done in middle. Let cool before frosting.
  • Frosting Instructions: Mix all ingredients in large bowl with mixer until of spreading consistency.. Spread on cooled cake. Can sprinkle nuts over cake if so desired.
  • Chocolate Frosting Instructions: Bring milk, butter and cocoa to a boil on top of the stove. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla and nuts. Spread over cake.
  • Third Cake Option: The third way is made in a bundt pan using a white cake mix instead of yellow and I added one cup of coconut to the cake ingredients and 1 teaspoon of almond extract. If you make the bundt pan version bake at same temperature, spray pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. I used the cream cheese frosting above but added 1 teaspoon clear almond extract and sprinkled some coconut on top of the cake.

Notes

Refrigerate this cake. 

 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Applesauce, Banana and Raisin Cake.
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