Banana cake

Banana cake recipes have been around for centuries, with the earliest known recipe dating back to the 18th century. The cake was originally made with mashed bananas, flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Over the years, the recipe has evolved to include various flavorings and ingredients, such as chocolate, nuts, and spices.

Despite the many variations of banana cake, the dish remains a popular dessert around the world. In the United States, banana cake is often served with cream cheese frosting or a vanilla glaze. In the United Kingdom, the cake is typically made with self-raising flour and is often served with a caramel or toffee sauce.

Whether you enjoy your banana cake with a cup of tea or a scoop of ice cream, one thing is for sure – this delicious dessert is here to stay!

Advice

Making banana cake is a fun and rewarding baking experience. To ensure the best result, start by mashing the bananas in a bowl until they are very soft. This will ensure the bananas have a smooth consistency throughout the cake. It's also important to use very ripe bananas, as the sweetness and flavor will come through more in the cake. When creaming the butter and sugar, make sure to beat for a few minutes until light and fluffy. And remember to grease and flour the cake pan before adding the batter, as this will help the cake release from the pan more easily. Finally, bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy your delicious banana cake!

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Why is my banana cake not moist?

There are a few reasons why your banana cake might not be as moist as you would like. First, it is possible that you may have overmixed the batter, which can cause the cake to become dry. Another possibility is that you may have used too much baking soda or baking powder, both of which can make a cake dry. Additionally, the oven temperature may have been too high, which can cause the cake to bake too quickly and become dry. Lastly, it is possible that the bananas you used may not have been fully ripe, which can also contribute to a dry cake.

Does banana cake taste like banana bread?

No, banana cake and banana bread taste different. Banana cake is usually more like a traditional cake with a banana flavor, while banana bread is denser and more like a quick bread.

What is the black stuff in banana cake?

The black stuff in banana cake is usually raisins.

How many bananas do you need to make a banana cake?

Typically, a banana cake requires 3 to 4 medium-sized ripe bananas.

What is the secret to super moist cake?

The secret to making a super moist cake is to make sure you use enough butter or oil in the batter, to keep the cake from drying out, to use a good quality cake flour with a higher protein content, and to use buttermilk or yogurt in the batter instead of regular milk. Additionally, adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the cake batter can help to add moisture and flavor to the cake.

What happens when you put too much banana in banana bread?

If you put too much banana in banana bread, the bread will be overly moist and dense, and the flavor of the banana will be overwhelming. It can also cause the bread to be undercooked in the middle.

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Recipes

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

  • powdered sugar
  • coconut milk
  • banana
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • semi sweet chocolate chip
  • canola oil
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • all purpose flour
  • white
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Sesame, Date and Banana Cake

  • CARAMELIZED BANANAS
  • demerara sugar
  • banana
  • date syrup
  • TAHINI CREAM-CHEESE ICING
  • cream cheese
  • mascarpone cheese
  • light brown sugar
  • tahini
  • CAKE
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • orange juice
  • salt
  • sesame seed
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • banana
  • tahini
  • medjool date
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Coconut Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

  • canola oil
  • sugar
  • greek yogurt
  • sweetened coconut
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • coconut cream
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice
  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • light brown sugar
  • cream cheese
  • banana
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Banana Cake

  • milk
  • sour milk
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • vanilla pudding
  • butter
  • solid vegetable shortening
  • salt
  • egg
  • banana
  • all purpose flour
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Vegan Banana Cake

  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • water
  • oil
  • all purpose flour
  • banana
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Banana Cake

  • lemon zest
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • lemon juice
  • buttermilk
  • heavy cream
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • butter
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
  • banana
  • egg
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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • raspberry
  • confectioners sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • butter
  • sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • banana
  • cream cheese
  • butter
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Banana Cake With Banana Frosting

  • banana
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • banana
  • butter
  • baking soda
  • nutmeg
  • butter
  • allspice
  • white vinegar
  • salt
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • cake flour
  • baking powder
  • confectioners sugar
  • pecan
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Torched Banana Cake

  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • springform kitchen torch
  • salt
  • coconut milk
  • salt
  • egg
  • egg yolk
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • olive oil
  • almond meal
  • light brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • banana
  • butter
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Banana Cake

  • sour cream
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • banana
  • butter
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • powdered sugar
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • butter
  • cream cheese
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Easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • banana
  • cream cheese
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • sour cream
  • salt
  • maple extract
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • buttermilk
  • powdered sugar
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Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

  • heavy cream
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • greek yogurt
  • sweet chocolate chip
  • brown sugar
  • chocolate chip
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • overripe banana
  • sugar
  • butter
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Chocolate Banana Cake

  • buttermilk
  • cinnamon
  • espresso
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • tbs vegetable oil
  • banana
  • chocolate cake
  • banana
  • butter
  • cocoa powder
  • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar
  • egg
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Banana Cake

  • whipping cream
  • egg white
  • egg yolk
  • baking soda
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • butter
  • semi sweet chocolate chip
  • milk
  • water
  • semisweet chocolate
  • all purpose flour
  • banana
  • egg
  • egg
  • margarine
  • butter
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Banana Cake

  • nonstick spray
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • banana
  • butter
  • candied pecan
  • banana pudding
  • cake
  • salt
  • sour cream
  • egg white
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Chocolate Banana Cake

  • coffee
  • butter
  • cocoa powder
  • egg
  • shortening
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • sour cream
  • banana puree
  • water
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
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Nilla Wafer-Banana Cake Recipe

  • Cake
  • cooking spray
  • frosting
  • baking soda
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • nilla wafer crumb
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • light brown sugar
  • egg
  • banana
  • buttermilk
  • butter
  • cake
  • Frosting
  • pecan
  • vanilla extract
  • confectioners sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • salt
  • cream cheese
  • butter
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Favorite Banana Cake

  • banana
  • white wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • honey
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • milk
  • butter
  • egg
  • wheat pastry flour
  • cream cheese
  • totally like walnut
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FLOURLESS BANANA CAKE

  • cornstarch
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • oatmeal
  • powdered sugar
  • dark chocolate chip
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • allspice
  • banana
  • almond milk
  • dark chocolate chip
  • coconut oil

Ingredient Breakdown

 
butter
banana
salt
egg
baking soda
sugar
all purpose flour
vanilla extract
baking powder
powdered sugar
cream cheese
cinnamon
buttermilk
vanilla
light brown sugar
sour cream
brown sugar
lemon juice
water
nutmeg
greek yogurt
milk
heavy cream
egg yolk
cocoa powder
vegetable oil
confectioners sugar
cake flour
pecan
espresso
coconut milk
semi sweet chocolate chip
canola oil
clove
demerara sugar
date syrup
tahini
oil
yogurt
allspice
olive oil
cooking spray
banana pudding
coffee
double cream
chocolate chip
overripe banana
cornstarch
egg white
cake
honey
coconut oil
dark chocolate chip
walnut
icing sugar
ginger
white
mascarpone cheese
orange juice
sesame seed
medjool date
sweetened coconut
coconut cream
sour milk
vanilla pudding
solid vegetable shortening
lemon zest
raspberry
white vinegar
springform kitchen torch
almond meal
wheat flour
buckwheat flour
dark brown sugar
buttercream frosting
macadamia nut
white chocolate
mayonnaise
butterscotch
soda bicarbonate
black tea
maple syrup
treacle
date
dark muscovado sugar
self raising flour
condensed milk
ovaltine
white miso
maple extract
sweet chocolate chip
tbs vegetable oil
chocolate cake
rum
cocoa
almond
bittersweet chocolate
whipping cream
semisweet chocolate
margarine
nonstick spray
candied pecan
shortening
banana puree
nutella
bananaa
banana chip
frosting
nilla wafer crumb
white wheat flour
wheat pastry flour
totally like walnut
oatmeal
almond milk

Insights

Staple Ingredients

  • banana 66%
  • salt 63%

Common Ingredients

  • butter 56%
  • egg 56%
  • all purpose flour 53%
  • sugar 53%
  • baking soda 50%
  • baking powder 47%
  • vanilla extract 44%

Usual Ingredients

  • cream cheese 31%
  • powdered sugar 31%
  • cinnamon 28%

Rarey Ingredients

  • buttermilk 19%
  • lemon juice 16%
  • light brown sugar 16%
  • vanilla 16%