Banana Cake with Crunchy Topping

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Kids and adults LOVE this moist cake and the topping seems to be everybody's favorite...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add in mashed bananas and sour milk.
  4. Mix by hand 300 strokes or in a mixer at low speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla.
  6. Beat for 1 minute on low speed or by hand 150 strokes.
  7. Spread into an 8x10 inch pan or 9x9 inch pan that is greased only on the bottom Bake at 375 degrees for 35-42 minutes.
  8. While the cake is cooking prepare crunchy topping.
  9. Cream butter and sugar.
  10. Add coconut and nuts.
  11. Remove cake from oven and turn dial to broil.
  12. Spread crunchy topping (I usually make 1 and a half times the topping recipe) over hot cake and broil until sugar is bubbly and topping is browned (Approximatley 3 minutes).
Most Helpful

Very easy to make and was absolutley delish ! Did not change a thing. Will definately make this again.

NovaM May 05, 2010

This cake was fantastic! I used 2 full cups of mashed banana in order to replace some of the butter and it worked beautifully. I also had forgotten to buy coconut and nuts for the topping, so I just left them out and added a little cinnamon. Once under the broiler, this formed a delicious hard shell that really made the cake. I'll be making this again very soon!

KrabKokonas February 07, 2007

YUMMY! I cut this into individual pieces and froze it and it did beautifully.

Julie* November 09, 2005