This cinnamon-accented cake with banana, raisins, and nuts is good for year-round entertaining

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, and salt, and sift together.

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  • Dice bananas and add to dry ingredients with oil ,vanilla, eggs, raisins, water, and nuts. Pour into a greased 10-inch tube pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hour or until done. Cool on rack before removing.

Nutrition Facts

441.4 calories; 5.3 g protein; 62.9 g carbohydrates; 39.9 mg cholesterol; 273.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
This is great. I used 1 c white & 1 c brown sugar as suggested by other reviewers. While eating it I thought it might taste even better with pineapple. My second try I used 2 bananas & 1 cup pineapple. I also used the pineapple juice from the can instead of the water. My family usually calls me Deborah referring to Raymond's wife who can't cook on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. Everybody loved this. My sister-in-law asked for the recipe. When she made it she omitted the salt & 1/2 the oil & it was still very good. The best. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2009
Good but needed frosting. I would use cream cheese frosting. The cake has the same consistancy of banana bread w/o the spices. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
This is great. I used 1 c white & 1 c brown sugar as suggested by other reviewers. While eating it I thought it might taste even better with pineapple. My second try I used 2 bananas & 1 cup pineapple. I also used the pineapple juice from the can instead of the water. My family usually calls me Deborah referring to Raymond's wife who can't cook on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. Everybody loved this. My sister-in-law asked for the recipe. When she made it she omitted the salt & 1/2 the oil & it was still very good. The best. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2007
This is great. I used 1 c white & 1 c brown sugar as suggested by other reviewers. While eating it I thought it might taste even better with pineapple. My second try I used 2 bananas & 1 cup pineapple. I also used the pineapple juice from the can instead of the water. My family usually calls me Deborah referring to Raymond's wife who can't cook on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. Everybody loved this. My sister-in-law asked for the recipe. When she made it she omitted the salt & 1/2 the oil & it was still very good. The best. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2004
I made this cake for my daughter's 1st birthday since she is a big fan of raisins. It was delicious! I did follow the other reviewer's advice and only baked it for an hour - that was sufficient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2006
DELISH! As Rachel Ray would say! NO words describe it better than this. I use vegetable oil because that's all I have in the house at the moment. I didn't have any ground cinnamom. I only have cinnamon powder so I use 1 1/2 tsps and I also had to bake for 1hr mo minutes 40 minutes wasn't enough. But I am in a very humid climate. So Maybe that why. I would defintely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
I loved this recipe. I only baked it for a little over an hour although I did set my oven timer for 1 1/2 hrs. I stuck a knife in to test for doneness at the 1 hr mark and the knife came out clean but I let it bake for another 10 minutes just to make sure I don't know. Delicious cake freezes well. Just warm frozen cake slice in microwave for 30-40 seconds and yumm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2006
My family loved it. I was a little disappointed. It was pretty dry on the outside and took forever to cook on the inside. It tasted more like a bread than a cake. I did pour a little rum sauce on top which added a nice kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
This cake is SO delicious! I have a 5 month old so I don't have a lot of spare time for baking -- however this recipe was so fast & easy to make. I did not have walnuts on hand so I substituted a nut topping mix (finely chopped peanuts & pecans) which came out wonderful. The raisins are a nice change for regular banana cake. I agree with the other reviewers about cooking time: 1 hr is definitely too much. I only had to cook it for 40 mins. A great busy-day cake! I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
The first time I made this cake it had a lingering baking soda taste that was unpleasant. The second time around I omitted the baking soda and used 1/2 a tbsp of baking powder instead. The cake was much better. I reduced the baking time to an hour and 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2004
This cake was very good - nice and moist. However 1 1/2 hours is too long for baking time - one hour is sufficient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
My family wanted something sweet, I wanted something healthy and this cake was perfect! I did sub apple sauce for the oil and 1 c brown sugar for 1 c of the white sugar. Very moist with a nice flavor, but the cooking time was way off. It was done in 55 minutes! Will definitely make this again and often. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2009
Good but needed frosting. I would use cream cheese frosting. The cake has the same consistancy of banana bread w/o the spices. Read More
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