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Banana-Oatmeal Cake (Screwed-Up Mother's Day Cake)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"My mom made this cake for Mother's Day. The cake was in the oven baking. When she realized she didn't add the eggs or salt the recipe called for, she thought it would screw up the cake. But the cake came out so moist and yummy I made her write down the recipe, skipping the eggs and salt. She frosts it with vanilla frosting while the cake is still warm to give it a glazed effect. My family loves this cake."
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1 h servings 277
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix milk and vinegar together in a bowl.
  3. Stir white sugar, vegetable oil, milk mixture, brown sugar, and butter together in a bowl; add baking soda and baking powder and stir. Mix oats into sugar mixture. Stir flour, 1 cup at a time, into sugar-oat mixture until batter is evenly combined; fold in bananas. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use an electric mixer, but it's a good idea to stir by hand once you add the bananas. This way you still get some yummy little chunks here and there.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 277 calories; 12.8 39.1 2.6 9 174 Full nutrition

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For having a recipe that was screwed up, it was a nice change. Happy mistakes are always a plus. This recipe was slightly dense, however I think it plays it into it's favor because it can easily...

I was trying to find an egg-less recipe to use with my ripe bananas. This was definitely a good choice. I lessened the vegetable oil by one tablespoon because that was all I had on hand. It t...

Yummmmm (two ripe bananas, 1/2 c white chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg)

I thought that 1 cup of white sugar was a lot. I cut it to 1/2 and it was good. I left the brown sugar as shown. I also added chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.

I screwed up even further and forgot to add the vinegar to the milk. It probably would have turned out better if I had. And I always prefer butter to oil for taste. Moral of This Story: Don'...