Moist banana flavored cake, tastes great with a fresh cup of coffee.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9- or 10-inch tube pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.

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  • Cream shortening until light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually. Blend in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Add vanilla to the evaporated milk. Alternately add flour mixture and liquid ingredients to cream mixture. Blend in mashed bananas and chopped nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 31.7g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 27.8mg; sodium 172.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
I made a double batch used two 9.5X13 pyrex baking dishes cut the baking time down a full ten minutes. Cake in both dishes were moist and friends gave high ratings for the texture and flavor. I live in a Senior Apartment Building where we pay for a daily lunch. I gave our Head cook a copy of the receipe plus a large sample of the cake. She was very surprise afterr reading the receipe and then tasting the actual cake. I am hoping now that will one of these days she will serve this banana cake as a dessert to the rest of residents in my Apartment complex. Dave Poletti Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2013
I don't know why but it was very dry? I'm not using this recipe again. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
I made a double batch used two 9.5X13 pyrex baking dishes cut the baking time down a full ten minutes. Cake in both dishes were moist and friends gave high ratings for the texture and flavor. I live in a Senior Apartment Building where we pay for a daily lunch. I gave our Head cook a copy of the receipe plus a large sample of the cake. She was very surprise afterr reading the receipe and then tasting the actual cake. I am hoping now that will one of these days she will serve this banana cake as a dessert to the rest of residents in my Apartment complex. Dave Poletti Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
This recipe is absoulutely wonderful!! Basic ingredients come together to make a great tasting, not too sweet, exceedingly moist cake. I did leave out the walnuts and topped the cake with chocolate frosting and chopped peanuts. Definitely five stars!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
This cake was delicious. Instead of using a tube pan (or bundt pan for us laypeople) I used two 9" rounds and baked for about 25 minutes. Once they cooled I iced them with a cream cheese icing I found on another site. Very moist. Would make again instead of banana bread next time I have overripe bananas on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
What a great recipe! Amazingly moist and sweet but not too sweet. I drizzled it with cream cheese icing and some chopped pecans (see my photo) and served it at a get-together. There was NOTHING left! I will absolutely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2009
I used all butter and I added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. This did need another 1/2 c. of cake flour only because this batter was really wet. I had some maple granola I wanted to use so I sprinkled it over the top of each loaf before baking. Otherwise I made no other changes. I baked this divided into two loaf pans as to give them for gifts for Christmas. I'll update my review when I hear back how it went over. NOTE: One box of Softasilk cake flour is the perfect amount for six loaves of this cake 2 1/2 c. of flour for each batch. This is also good using buttermilk instead of evaporated milk if you ran out by the third batch like I did. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
Really really good! Pleasantly sweet: somewhere between a bread and a cake so that you can eat a piece for breakfast or serve it after dinner (or... eat it for snack anytime!). Nice! Made a couple key changes... (1) Substitute 1 3/4Cup all-purpose flour 3/4Cup cornstarch (yes cornstarch!) for the 2Cups cake flour (which I never have!). Googled this substitute. (2) Increased vanilla to 1 tsp (1/2 tsp just not enough for this large batter... prob could have used even more!?). (3) 1Cup smashed bananas are approx. 3 medium. Good 'n black... that's what I say! (4) Chopped walnuts kind of small. (5) Used a greased 9" x 13" pan (didn't have a tube/Bundt pan! and decreased bake time by 7 mins and let cool in the pan. Really came out great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
Very nice cake! I had 3 overripe bananas, and I felt like using them in something today instead of tossing them in the freezer like I do half the time. I had everything called for in this recipe, so I happily mixed away. Turned out perfectly baked in 45 minutes (amazing! My oven NEVER bakes it at the time directed!) and was very moist and flavorful. Doesn't need frosting or anything. Hubs enjoyed, as did our dog (he loves bananas, and was begging . . .). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
WHY-YOU-EMM! YUM!!! Sorry had to spell that out to get the point across! I also made this with a coffee-butter chocolate frosting couldn't have been better it was truly a coffee cake. Will definately make again when I have the ingredients on hand. Oh yeah and I opted out of the walnuts. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2013
I don't know why but it was very dry? I'm not using this recipe again. Read More
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