By Sarah Chana on March 09, 2006
Photo by Crockpot mama
Photo by Crockpot mama
"Made for those of us who often only have time to bake in the wee hours of the morning (or when we are half asleep), this super easy banana cake offers a great way to use up the , overripe bananas sitting on the top of your refrigerator, and still make something that everyone will enjoy. It can be frosted or not, but I usually don't bother; it stands on its own. Another winner from "The Makings of a Meal.""
Serving Size: 1 (79 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"How easy!!! I made muffins instead so they would be easy on the go. I followed the recipe ingredients but I only had 2 medium bananas that had been in my freezer for a month or so. I also only had butter. The recipe doesn't say to melt or soften so I went with softening it. Worked great!!! I baked them at the same temp for 25 minutes. I will definitely keep this recipe at arms length. Thank you for sharing :)"
"I made this cake the other day and found it to be extremely good. I made it just as written. It needs no icing, and is one of those snacks that you can eat on the run anytime of day. Hubby loved it. Thanks for an easy and quick recipe Sarah"
"What a great recipe to use when you have some overripe bananas but not a lot of time to prepare a recipe. I made the recipe using one-half regular flour and one-half whole wheat flour, and cooked the batter in muffin tins. The muffins came out moist and delicious, and were an instant hit with my son. I froze half of them, but I don't know how long they will last in the freezer -- they are that good! :)"
"Yummy! I only had two bananas, so this was perfect. I cut the recipe in half and baked it in a 9" round pan for 25 minutes. I also used oil instead of margarine. I didn't even need to get out the mixer. I just whsked it together by hand. It came out very moist and with a good banana flavor. I'm glad I didn't add any spices.
I think it would make a great layer cake, with either a cream cheese or lemon icing. Maybe filled with pineapple preserves. Or any number of tropical variations.
I've added this to my cookbooks. Thanks for posting it."
"This is an amazingly moist and tender cake that is also dairy-free - very important in my house! I love this cake and so does my toddler; it's one of the few foods he's guaranteed not to turn down. Thank you so much for this recipe."
"Tasty and oh so easy! I made it gluten free by using 1.5 cups white rice flour and .5 cups tapioca flour and 3 tsp xanthan gum. I also added an extra banana or two, used oil in place of margerine, and maple syrup in place of sugar, but had to bake longer."
"Lovely! I halved the recipe and used an 8x8 pan, and instead of butter, I substituted half apple sauce and half low-fat butter substitute made of rice, and it's delightful. Very moist and bananasome. Next time I might add cinnamon, and there will most certainly be a next time."
"This...is...PERFECT. I always keep a list of the basic "usual suspects" on-hand around the house, in case I get in the mood to bake something. The one drawback is that I HATE to have to go last-minute shop for things I don't have in the fridge or on the shelf, because if I don't have them, I'm not going to do it, then. This is the 'BOMB' of one-bowl banana cake recipes, because it doesn't require yogurt or sour-cream, yet still comes out as good as if you'd actually used those ingredients. No pre-shopping necessary. If I have butter and overripe bananas? BAM - to quote Emeril. It's as good as done! And the cake being great for snacks doesn't hurt, either..."
"Very easy to make (as the recipe states, just one bowl!). Came out really moist and browned nicely after 35 minutes in our oven. Will be making this again! Thank you."
"I had some ripe bananas so made this. I followed the recipe exactly as written and we loved it. It was easy to make. Mine took 40 minutes to cook. This had a great banana taste to it."
"Great recipe! Really moist cake and lots flavor. I couldn't bring myself to use a stick of butter, so I used 6 T. and 2 T. of Greek yogurt, may even try and go 50/50 next time, also used 1 cup of sugar and 2 T. of honey. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I'll be making it again."
"Oh my gosh - DELICIOUS. My banana cakes never turned out until this recipie. My six year old helped me make it. This is the best banana cake recipie ever AND the kids didn't even want to wait until it was iced! perfect."
"I'm in love! So easy to make and delicious. I added all spice, cinnamon, butter instead of margarine, and almond extract. Mixed in a little whole wheat flour with the white but used exactly 2 cups total, and finally included walnuts. It turned out awesome!"
"I made half the recipe, used 2 large bananas. A little less than half a cup of sugar, applesauce instead of margarine %u2013 a little more than ? c., white ww flour, a full tsp vanilla, no margarine nor oil. I added some (1 tab arnd) creamer/milk, and sugar free choc chips."
"This was such an easy recipe to make! I made it with my 9 year old who loves to be in the kitchen with me. I changed a few things, but it still was fabulous. From an old one bowl (wacky cake) chocolate cake recipe I got the idea to substitute 2 tbsp vinegar for the 2 eggs and whole wheat flour for the regular flour. I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for margarine, therefore less sugar (1 cup only), 1/4 c plain greek yogurt, 1/2 c ground flax seed, 6 bananas instead of 5, and 1/2 mix of pecans & walnuts. Delish! Light fluffy. Froze as recommended in single servings and pulled out as needed."
"This is exactly what I was looking for! The cake was moist, fluffy, and tasty! Simple recipe with great results."
"This was so easy, quick and tasty. I only had 3 small bananas so I halved the recipe and baked in a 8x8 square pan. I baked for 25 minutes and it worked quite well. Next time I will make sure I have more bananas and make the full size. I will definitely be making this often. I might even through in some nuts or mini chocolate chips next time."
"Yum! Frosted with caramel forsting for a yummy treat. Great way to use up those brown bananas. Next time I'll check at 25 minutes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"This was so easy and so delicious. I added cinnamon to the cake and topped it with streusel (Useful Streusel #257272). It came out like a coffee cake since the cake itself was not too sweet."
"Man, is this ever a great recipe!! Throw everything in one bowl, mix and bake...and it was delicious! Who could ask for more? I added cinnamon to mine and it turned out great. Thanks!"