Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Butter, for greasing pans

  2. 3 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for pans

  3. 2 cups sugar

  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  7. 3 eggs, beaten

  8. 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  9. 4 large ripe bananas , mashed

  10. 1 cup chopped pecans

  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  12. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese , at room temperature

  13. 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature

  14. 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted

  15. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  16. 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  17. Cook's Note: This recipe is not formulated for a wedding cake, but for a normal size everyone can use. Increase as needed if you are making tiered or extra large cakes.

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Butter and flour 3 (9-inch) round cake pans ; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon , and salt. Add the eggs and oil and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened; do not beat. Stir in the banana, pecans , and vanilla. Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake for 23 to 28 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake layers in the pans for 10 minutes, and then turn them out onto a rack to cool completely. While the cake cools, make the frosting.

  3. In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese and butter. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the pecans, or reserve them to sprinkle over the frosted cake. Fill and frost the cake when it is completely cool.


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