Sweet bananas and sweet potatoes make up this moist cake. I add candied pumpkin seeds and vanilla.

Kath

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x8-inch baking dish.

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  • Place sweet potato into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash sweet potato until smooth.

  • Sift flour, white sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and vanilla extract together in another large bowl.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir pumpkin seeds and brown sugar in hot butter until brown sugar is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir bananas and mashed sweet potato into pumpkin seed mixture. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  • Stir banana mixture into egg mixture until well-combined. Pour banana-egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until batter is just combined; stir in raisins. Pour into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 60.1g 19% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 61.5mg 21% DV; sodium 159.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
I had more over-ripe bananas. Used 5 bananas ground some oatmeal in food processor (added 1/2 cup oatmeal) added nutmeg and cinnamon and choc chips. Reduced butter to 1/2 cup and didnt use brown sugar. Increased flour until more cake-like consistency. Simplified by only boiling sweet potatoes and melting butter. Everything else mixed in the bowl. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2018
Inedible. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
I had more over-ripe bananas. Used 5 bananas ground some oatmeal in food processor (added 1/2 cup oatmeal) added nutmeg and cinnamon and choc chips. Reduced butter to 1/2 cup and didnt use brown sugar. Increased flour until more cake-like consistency. Simplified by only boiling sweet potatoes and melting butter. Everything else mixed in the bowl. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2018
Inedible. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2020
The only thing I want to change the next time is to cook the pumpkin seeds a bit more as they are a tad too chewy for me. Very moist and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
Delicious! Didn't add the pumpkin seeds but they would definitely add additional texture and flavor. Made into muffins baking about 20 minutes. Read More