Banana Nut Cake

Banana Nut Cake

42 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Suzanne Stull
Recipe by  Suzanne Stull

“A very old banana nut cake recipe which has been handed down through my family.”

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Original recipe yields 1 -2 layer 9 inch cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Separate the eggs and set aside.
  3. Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk. Cream 1/2 cup of the butter or margarine with the white sugar. Add the egg yolks, and vanilla, beating well. Add flour alternately with the mashed bananas. Stir in the buttermilk mixture.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir the pecans into the cake batter then fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cakes test done. Let cakes cool in pans.
  6. To Make Icing: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners' sugar. Stir in the heavy cream until well blended. Spread icing on to cooled cake layers. Top with pecan halves if desired.

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cake is good and does not need frosting. I did everything as stated except I add only 1 cup of sugar and still tasted good and I also made it in a bundt pan.baked approx 40 min.



Wow, was this cake good!! This was the same recipe my mom had in her recipe file, except hers called for shortening. Now I have it online! I HIGHLY recommend the icing she uses: 1 stick melted butter or margarine, 16 oz. box of powdered sugar, 1 mashed banana, 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Cream butter until fluffy, gradually add powdered sugar, and beat well. Beat in mashed banana. Stir in pecans. WOW! The cake looks so impressive with pecan halves pressed on the top outer layer, too. Thanks for the recipe!



Very very good cake, I made this with whipped cream cream cheese frosting, also on this site, and used walnuts. It was delicous.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 457 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 65.6 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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