Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Banana Bread Cake

Half boxed and half homemade, this is a perfect blend of banana bread and cake...it's not as heavy as traditional bread but it's full of flavor and is super moist!  I make this for our family of 8 and we devour it!  It's gotten the official 'soooooo tasty' remark from all the kiddos.  Shawn and I love it too!  I've topped it with my homemade Cream cheese Maple frosting or simply whipped cream.  I think we like it best with the whipped cream but I'm a sucker for sweets and Maple frosting is a favorite for me.   I'll post that recipe next time I make this with the frosting...or drop me an email if you'd like it.

Nancy's Banana Bread Cake

1 yellow/butter yellow moist cake mix
1 box Pillsbury banana bread mix
1 1/4 Cup water
3/4 Cup Oil
1 small package instant vanilla or banana pudding
4 very, very ripe bananas
4 eggs
2 tsp banana flavor extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Put all ingredients but walnuts into large mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer until blended.  Stir in walnuts.  Pour into well greased 16" x 12" pan or three 8" pans.

Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes (less for the 8")

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  1. This recipe sounds wonderful! I use the Pillsbury banana bread mix but I usually just add nuts and substitute the oil with applesauce. This sounds so much better. I am making a copy now.

  2. Nancy, That looks yummy, and pretty easy to whip together. I just started the Atkins diet to lose 15 pounds :-( .... but I will make it for hubby!
    Thanks! Amy

  3. Looks and sounds so so yummy. I LOVE banana bread!

  4. Banana anything is a favorite here! Looks great!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Thanks for posting the recipe, Nancy. I have a recipe that I have used for years but yours is much simpler....I'm switching!! Looks like a delicious cake, I hope you and your family enjoyed it.

  6. Yummy looking!
    What's not to love.... bananas, walnuts, and yummy cake:)
    I'm sure that the maple frosting just puts this over the top!
    Have a great day!

  7. Yummy!

    Nancy this looks so good..I love banana cake!! What is the name of your shoppe in Tulsa..I would love to come for a shopping visit! Thanks for the sweet comments...and grabbing my button!

    Miss Bloomers

  8. I am putting that on the top of my "to make" list. I have one over ripe banana at the moment, so I have to let the others get so.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  9. Nancy, this looks like such a great recipe and easy to make. Easy is the key word here for me!! Thanks for posting it!

  10. Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative and well-written blog. Look forward to folowing you here. Cheers!

  11. This looks mouth-watering Nancy! I am going to have to start a separate "Nancy's Recipes" box for all the fabulous recipes of yours that I have been collecting. Thank you again for sharing another one of your scrumptuous recipes!


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