Surprise Banana Cake


This easy banana cake is an old Seattle recipe for turning overripe bananas into a delicious dessert.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch dish.

  2. Beat together sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add bananas, flour, walnuts, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and salt; mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the prepared dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely, then frost as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 100mg 2%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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