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A-Number-1 Banana Cake Recipe | Easy and Moist

If you’re a fan of bananas and love a good, moist cake, then this A-Number-1 Banana Cake is just for you. This versatile recipe can also be transformed into banana bread or muffins, making it a go-to for any banana lover. Submitted by Kevin Ryan, this recipe promises a delightful treat whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth.

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Notes on Ingredients

The success of this banana cake lies in its carefully selected ingredients. Using ripe bananas ensures maximum sweetness and flavor, while a combination of white and light brown sugar adds a rich depth. The buttermilk keeps the cake moist, and a touch of chopped walnuts provides a delightful crunch. Don’t forget the unsalted butter, which gives the cake a creamy texture and irresistible taste.

How to Make Banana Cake

  1. Preheat and Prep: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round pans to ensure the cakes don’t stick.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a small bowl, whisk together 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Set this mixture aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of white sugar, ¾ cup of light brown sugar, and ½ cup of softened unsalted butter until light and fluffy. This step is crucial for achieving a smooth batter.
  4. Combine Wet Ingredients: Beat in 2 eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Mix in 4 mashed ripe bananas, blending well.
  5. Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures: Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternately with ⅔ cup of buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Stir in ½ cup of chopped walnuts for added texture.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the cake springs back when gently pressed.
  7. Cool: Remove the cakes from the oven and place them on a damp tea towel to cool.

How to Serve Banana Cake

This banana cake is incredibly versatile. Serve it plain to enjoy its natural banana flavor, or elevate it with a luscious chocolate or cream cheese frosting. Add a sprinkle of extra walnuts on top for an elegant presentation. Perfect for dessert, afternoon tea, or even as a special breakfast treat.

How to Store Banana Cake

To keep your banana cake fresh, store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you need to keep it longer, refrigerate it for up to a week, or freeze the cake layers individually wrapped in plastic wrap and foil for up to three months. Thaw the layers at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value
Calories355.69 kcal18%
Total Fat12.31 g18%
Carbs58.1 g22%
Sugars33.4 g37%
Protein5.36 g11%
Sodium249.47 mg12%
Fiber2.07 g7%
Saturated Fat5.49 g27%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat3.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.03 g
Cholesterol48.36 mg16%
Calcium42.55 mg5%
Magnesium28 mg7%
Potassium237.73 mg7%
Iron1.68 mg12%
Zinc0.56 mg6%
Phosphorus83.46 mg12%
Vitamin A94.78 mcg12%
Vitamin C3.49 mg4%
Thiamin B10.24 mg22%
Riboflavin B20.23 mg16%
Niacin B31.89 mg12%
Vitamin B60.21 mg15%
Folic Acid B993.14 mcg47%
Vitamin B120.14 mcg6%
Vitamin D0.33 mcg
Vitamin E0.39 mg
Vitamin K1.12 mcg
Nutrition Information for Banana Cake

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Banana Cake

Can I use this recipe to make banana bread or muffins?

Yes, this versatile batter works wonderfully for banana bread and muffins. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

What type of frosting pairs best with this banana cake?

Both chocolate and cream cheese frosting complement the flavors of this banana cake beautifully.

Can I add other nuts or ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to add pecans, chocolate chips, or even a swirl of caramel for a unique twist.

Moist and delicious A-Number-1 Banana Cake topped with walnuts.

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Discover the best Banana Cake recipe! This easy-to-follow guide ensures a moist and delicious cake perfect for any occasion. Learn how to make it step by step.
Temps de préparation 30 minutes
Temps de cuisson 30 minutes
Temps total 1 heure
Type de plat Dessert Plate
Cuisine American
Portions 12 servings
Calories 355.69 kcal

Ingrédients
  

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round pans.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Cream white sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in mashed bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake springs back when gently pressed, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove cake layers from the oven and place them on a damp tea towel to cool.
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Indulge in this delightful A-Number-1 Banana Cake and experience the perfect blend of sweetness and texture. Whether enjoyed plain or frosted, this cake is sure to become a family favorite.

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