By mer@ on March 28, 2004
Photo by Keren
Photo by Keren
"This is a real "kid pleaser" from Woman's World magazine several years back."
Serving Size: 1 (63 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
"Yesterday when I found this recipe, I was wondering why there are twelve reviews and NO PICTURES. Now I know why - once baked, this cake doesn't last long enough to snap a photo! I was really wary of creating a totally pareve banana cake - no butter, no sour cream. I usually substitute tofutti sour cream in a regular cake, but didn't have any this week, so I made this recipe instead. It was PERFECT! Nobody even noticed the switch. I made it with my usual topping - chocolate chips, cinnamon and brown sugar: pour just under half the cake batter into the pan and spread it out, sprinkle with half the chip mixture, then spread the remaining cake batter over and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chip mixture. It is now GONE, so like everybody else, I cannot submit a picture of it ... maybe next time!"
"Hit! I topped mine with a thin layer of Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) and chocolate sprinkles.<br/><br/>Watch the cook time - mine baked faster.<br/><br/>Served with vanilla ice cream and/or yonanas (pureed frozen bananas)..."
"Made this yesterday and it is almost completely gone! Absolutely delicious. I subbed a little less than half the oil with applesauce, used a 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and sprinkled some pecans on top. DELICIOUS!"
"Made this last night to take over to family gathering today. It was done in 27 min. When I was mixing the oil and eggs, I kept thinking, that is a lot of oil. I added a little bit of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I also lightly coated the chocolate chips in flour as someone suggested. But they still sank to the bottom of the cake. We added whip cream to the top. Personal preference, I would make again without chocolate chips."
"This cake was yummy and very easy. I made the recipe once, then again two days later, it was so good. I used extra chocolate chips (almost a cup total), mixing regular and mini chocolate chips. Stays moist and tastes even better the next day. This is now my favorite way to use up overripe bananas!"
"This cake is awesome! For this recipe (and any other cake, bread, or brownies) with chocolate chips, lightly toss them in flour before adding to the mix, and they won't settle. They will be evenly distributed through the cake. Yum!!! I used buttercream frosting because I was decorating a whitetail deer cake. I tried a few bites without frosting and think it definitely needs it. The cake is not bad without frosting, it just isn't anywhere near as good as it is with it."
"it was my first time to bake and it turned out sooo good. everyone loved it. it's very moist. i agree with what Jay3fer said that you can't take a pic of it because like everyone else's, it was gone in a jiffy. i will definitely do this again. thanks for sharing!"
"Wonderful and very moist!!! I followed this recipe exactly (but increased the chocolate chips a bit) and cooked it about 4 minutes less than stated. I made it for my 2 kids for Valentine's Day and they were VERY happy!"
"Absolutely delicious and moist! Thanks for posting :)"
"Quick and easy to make. My family loves this recipe. I decided that recipe is good enough to make for teacher appreciation week at my daughters school. I too followed Picton's idea off adding the fudge brownie iceing. Delicious!!!!"
"This is so simple and fast to make, and it tastes wonderful!! We will make this again! Thanks!"
"This is a great throw together snackin cake- great flavor and taste."
"Can't believe I didn't rate this before. This cake has become a family favorite. Just printed off the recipe for my DIL. I use Cheyenne's fudge icing recipe #137948 to make it extra special. The cake turns out perfect every time using VERY RIPE bananas. Thanks so much for posting."
"Great recipe. All the chocolate chips settled out but it was still good. Didn't stir the ingredients together separately like the recipe says...just started the mixer and threw things in...came out great and super fast to pop in the oven."
"This was a great simple cake the only thing I added was 1tsp of vanilla"
"This is a "good" cake, added an extra 1/2 chocolate chips....yumm..nice & moist but for even more moisture next time I will add the 4th banana....very good."
"This is the type of recipe I love ... extraordinarilty delicous and yet extraordinarily easy to porepare. It's a perfect every-day dessert, or to a friend who might drop by. The 2nd time I made it, I substitued 1/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour, and because the flavors of the banana and chips are so well-balanced and rich, the results were just as good. Great recipe, I recommend it highly. "
"This was excellent! I didn't put walnuts in it, but instead I used just a pinch more chocolate chips than called for. Also I used three regular bannans instesad of four organic ones. The texture was great, the cake was so moist and delicous! I loved it! "
"Wow! We have three Sept. birthdays in our family and by the third, I was ready for a departure from the typical birthday cake. However, my son wanted a decorated cake. We compromised by making this cake with frosting. It was decadent and a crowd-pleaser. The icing recipe follows. Icing: 3 c powdered sugar 1/3 c butter 1-1/2 t vanilla 2 T milk Cream sugar and butter and vanilla and milk as needed to make spreadable."
"A quick and easy use for those ripe bananas....so easy to throw together with ingredients that are always on hand....super moist, yummy and no need for icing. Definite kid pleaser! My toddler and preschooler enjoyed as did Mommy! Could be whipped up in a jiffy for an afterschool snack. Thanks, Mer, I will definitely make again!:)"