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Banana Cake

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  • 1 1/3 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
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    Calories480Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate71g24%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C6%

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


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    Naimeru 9 months ago
    First, frosting was AMAZING. The lemon zest gives it this tang without actually making it too lemony. Second, cake - even when baked as cupcakes instead - is moist/tasty. I wouldn’t argue with the op about a thing!
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    Anna Clarke a year ago
    Fantastic! Cake is moist and flavorful and the icing delicious!
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    Terrilee Langley a year ago
    I will make this again!!! Turned out great!!!!
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    Kim 2 years ago
    Great cake. And the cream cheese frosting is one of the best tasting I’ve ever had.
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    Tackett 2 years ago
    Amazing! Followed the recipe and it turned out delicious. The icing is the best and not pungently sweet
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    Lita Preston 2 years ago
    Very easy and very delicious recipe. For the frosting i did use both lemon juice and vanilla and I didn’t use as much powder sugar. I think only 2 cups. I also added walnuts because I have to have nuts with banana anything. It was a huge hit with the fam and will be making this for the holidays
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    Angeline 2 years ago
    Easy to make & absolutely delish, esp with the cream cheese frosting. Yums!
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    Meg 2 years ago
    Delicious! Cake was dense, but still very good. I added a little extra lemon juice, it lightened the frosting a bit
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    Violet Riggs 2 years ago
    Literally one of the best cakes I’ve ever had! Also freezes well.
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    Kayla Anne 2 years ago
    Very good, very dense as most banana cakes are. I’m thinking this cake needs to be refrigerated after it’s cooled?
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    Sarrah K. 2 years ago
    Really delicious. Best banana cake ever!
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    Michael F. 2 years ago
    It turned out Great! I used a different recipe though for cream cheese icing.
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    nvdjazzy 2 years ago
    I made this cake yesterday and it was really good. Even my daughter who does not like fruity cakes found it yummy. I put a little more lemon juice in the frosting and only a little bit of butter, which gave a nice tangy aftertaste after the sweetness of the bananas. Will make again!
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    Jodhaira Rodriguez 2 years ago
    This cake was incredible. I didn’t add the lemon flavor to the frosting, just regular cream cheese frosting but it was delicious. One of the best cakes I’ve ever made.
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    Elise Weil 2 years ago
    I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. However, i didn't have a fresh lemon for the lemon zest in the frosting, so i substituted a teaspoon of vanilla extract instead, and it too was delicious. I would make again.
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    ArtandSondra C. 2 years ago
    This was sooo good. I did not have lemon juice so I used plain yogurt in place of it for the cake, and vanilla yogurt in the frosting in place of the lemon juice. It turned out beautifully.
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    Compton 2 years ago
    Delish! I actually made it in 2 9” deep dish pie plates and gifted one- they were very happy!
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    Yvonne 2 years ago
    This is so delicious I want to smack myself! They only thing I did differently was, I made cupcakes. I kept the temperature at 350 for about 20 minutes. It makes 36 cupcakes.
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    Sarah 3 years ago
    Really good! Will make again for sure.
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    Glenn P. 3 years ago
    It turned out perfect !!! The key is closely following directions!!!! No reason not to have a perfect cake every time. Thanks for a Great App !!! I use it often.
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    Betty Loia 3 years ago
    Very light and moist. Next time i will bake a bit longer.
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    Wyona O. 3 years ago
    this cake was moist and my husband loved it. i swapped out the regular sugars for diabetic sweetners . It was moist and had wonderful banana flavor. definatly will make this again.
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    Michele Benjamin 3 years ago
    Beautiful cake, very filling and tasty
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    Sonya Sukiennik 3 years ago
    The cake and icing are both good...just not sure about them together. I think the cake would be better with a vanilla icing. This one was too lemony.
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    melissa 3 years ago
    turned out so moist and delicious!
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    Bader-Thompson 4 years ago
    Delicious and very moist. Would definitely make again.
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    Tanya Smallwood 4 years ago
    It’s the best we put chocolate chips on top and it was so good
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    Vhonda O'Kane 4 years ago
    delicious will definitely make again. g Great recipe..