Banana Cake From Altered Mix...anybody Have A Good One?

Baking By mommachris Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 12:23am by mamawrobin

mommachris Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 3:59pm
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My friend's husband asked for banana nut cake for his birthday. I've checked the listed recipes and there are some great ones. However not much feedback from those who have tried baking them. I'm looking for a cake..not a loaf..and I was hoping that someone could give me some suggestions of tried and true recipes.
I am also more comfortable cooking with a commercial mix as the base. My scratch attempts have not gone well. thumbsdown.gif
Thanks in advance. My family is already looking forward to a new flavor.


9 replies
minkcoat Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:26pm
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here is a really good one without the nuts.

1 pkg. plain yellow cake mix
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 med. sized ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
3 lrg. eggs
1/2 cup mini choc. chips (optional)

Heat oven to 350. lightly grease your pan or pans. Place all ingridiants in large mixer bowel except for the choc. chips. Blend on low speed until well blended. (1 min. for hand mixer, 30sec. for Kitchen Aid type) Increase mixer speed to med and beat for two more min. (1min. for K.A.) Fold in choc. chips. Pour into pans and bake.

Jaimelt76 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:49pm
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I have made this cake several times and it is a big hit. It is a scratch cake and I have no luck with scratch cakes, but this one always comes out perfect. I actually just made it last weekend with pb frosting and all my daughters friends loved it.

kelleym Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 6:38pm
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The Cake Mix Doctor's banana cake recipe is wonderful, and so is the quick caramel frosting with it. I have a special place in my heart for this recipe, it began my "career" in cakes. icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:38pm
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Super simple:

1 commercial cake mix (I use white and add yellow food coloring)
a few drop of banana oil

the wedding that requested banana cake loved this one.

mommachris Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 6:19pm
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Thanks, I knew you'd have some suggestions that could be trusted. You guys are the best. I'm off to the store. Here's hoping they have ripe bananas. icon_wink.gif


Jaimelt76 Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 6:23pm
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If you can't find ripe bananas I have used the stage 3 banana baby food before.

mommachris Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 1:29am
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Ah, didn't think of that. Took me two stores but I have some good for today and a couple that will be ready by Thursday when I'll be making the real cake.

My trial cake is in the oven now and I must's smelling pretty good. icon_biggrin.gif

melmar02 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 9:28pm
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I just got an order for a banana cake - can't wait to try these out!

mamawrobin Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:23am
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Originally Posted by Jaimelt76

If you can't find ripe bananas I have used the stage 3 banana baby food before.

I jumped in to say that I use banana baby food and see that I'm not the only one. icon_lol.gif

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