The nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on the cooking methods and brands of ingredients used. If you prefer less frosting, you can cut the frosting ingredients in half. The banana cake is lighter and is made much like the traditional butter cake with creamy butter and sugar. Most of the time I make Dominique Ansel's banana bread or my favorite banana crumb muffins, but from time to time I dig through the archives and make the best banana cake I've ever tasted.
I used a 9×9 pan as indicated in the recipe, and my cake rose well, but it was flatter than a typical cake usually is. Some of you wrote to me to ask if it would be possible to turn the cupcake recipe into a banana cake, but I had some reservations. This super moist banana cake is topped with a spicy cream cheese frosting as a dessert or as an afternoon pick-me-up that's impossible to beat. Some less fortunate people might have a limited budget and not be able to bake a second one, or even have very ripe bananas lying around to try again the same day if they need the cake for a special occasion and the cake turned out to be a total failure.
The recipe yields a 9-inch square or round cake; see the final note of the recipe on how to fold this recipe for a large 9×13-inch cake or a layered cake. In fact, I tried this cake recipe without using the freezer method to chill the cake, and there's definitely a noticeable difference in the texture of the cake. It took some tweaking and testing, but I'm so proud to finally share with you my favorite banana cake recipe. It took me several tries to get it right, but today I present to you the best banana cake on the Internet.
I love a good banana cake, it just reminds me of when I was a child because my grandfather and grandmother made the BEST banana cupcakes. With a cake this wet, sometimes the toothpick can look clean when it actually has a thin, almost translucent layer of banana cake dough on it. However, I must use the word wet throughout this post because, well, there's really no other way to describe this banana cake. More cake recipes Eggless banana bread Easy banana muffins Eggless chocolate cake egg-free carrot cake egg-free orange cake I love this cake so much that it left the chocolate cake from my favorite local bakery in second place.
Banana cake recipe for beginners: This banana cake is the simplest to make, it tastes delicious with a super light, moist and spongy texture.