Moist Banana Cake that’s good for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!
Let me start by saying I hate the word moist. Always have, always will. It’s one of those words that makes my nose wrinkle.
However, I must use the word moist throughout this post because, well, there is really no other way for me to describe this banana cake.
I have mentioned in other blog entries that we have a problem with buying bananas and never eating them in their yellow state. Instead, I wait until they are a nice shade of rotten before contemplating their fate. Once they hit the stage just before “really probably ought to be thrown away”, I start searching.
The first time I shared this recipe with you was in November of 2008 – I had only been blogging a few months, so both my photos and writing style were pretty awful, but this banana cake has remained one of my favorite recipes for over 8 years, so I thought it was time to update the post and photos.
This recipe is adapted from RecipeZaar (which is now Food.com), and has an interesting preparation method. After you bake the cake at a low 275°F, you immediately chuck the cake into the freezer for 45 minutes.
Apparently this is what makes this cake so… well, moist! I’ve actually tested this cake recipe without using the freezer method to cool the cake, and there is definitely a noticeable difference in the texture of the cake, so if you can spare the room in your freezer for 45 minutes, it’s totally the way to go.
The first time I tried this cake, I baked it up in a Bundt pan because I was on a Bundt pan kick at the time. Don’t worry, it passed.
Because I used a Bundt pan, which is a lot deeper, the cake took a lot longer to bake. I had to keep checking it, which was really infringing on my Sunday night TV time, but it turned out to be amazing.
I decided that was a silly, unnecessary complication to a pretty amazing recipe, so since then, I’ve always backed it up in a 9×13 cake pan. And I’ll tell you, that fits a lot easier in my freezer too.
The cream cheese icing is to die for and adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the cake. If you have some browning bananas and are looking to make a delicious treat, look no further; this moist banana cake is a winner!
Oh, and if you don’t happen to have buttermilk on hand, don’t fret! This buttermilk substitute works perfectly in this banana cake!
Also, I promise not use the word moist in another blog post for at least a couple of months.
I’d highly recommend this moist banana cake for an afternoon snack, or even at brunch. I know, I know, there’s frosting – but if you can’t have frosting for breakfast every now and then, what’s the point to life?
For more delicious banana recipes, be sure to check these out and put those ripe bananas to good use!
- Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Banana Nutella Cupcakes
- The Best Banana Bread
- Banana Crumb Muffins
- Banana Split Dump Cake
- Hummingbird Cake