Banana Cake Recipe

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    Incredibly easy, incredibly good Banana Cake Recipe with a few fall twists. The addition of thick, creamy salted caramel frosting and amazing Donsuemor madeleines upgrade this classic 9×13 to an elegant dessert {without any cake decorating skills}.

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    One thing I love more than a delicious dessert is a beautiful dessert – that is easy to make. Years ago while in college, I worked for a catering company whose philosophy was that food should look as good as it tastes. It’s that job that led me on the journey to both my business and how I entertain today! Through the years I’ve embraced that philosophy without any formal training. It’s the little things!

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    Donsuemor madeleines offer just that – a beautiful treat made with high-quality ingredients that you can enjoy alone or use to create a memorable, beautiful dessert. They’re the prettiest French inspired shell shaped cookie that take this Banana Cake over the top, both in looks and texture! You can find a variety of recipes ranging from Pumpkin Tiramisu to Madeleine Creme Brûlées and more here! What’s your favorite way to celebrate madeleine moments?

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    This Banana Cake Recipe is so amazing! It’s rich in flavor with a fun twist: the addition of browned butter. This gives it a more intense flavor and when topped with thick, creamy salted caramel frosting and madeleines, this cake stands out from the rest!

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    It’s so easy to make Banana Cake from scratch and it takes just 30 minutes hands-on time! Just like my Mandarin Orange Cake, you won’t regret the little extra effort. This easy Banana Cake Recipe uses staple ingredients and buttermilk, which you can easily make if you don’t have any on hand with this easy trick! Buttermilk gives cake a soft texture with added body which makes this cake so thick and moist!

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    How to Keep Bananas from Browning:

    Dip or brush banana slices in lemon, lime or pineapple juice to prevent browning.

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    How to Make a Beautiful Banana Cake:

    Place your cooled cake onto a cake pedestal.

    Using an icing spatula and fresh salted caramel buttercream, smooth frosting onto cooled cake.

    In the center of your cake, drop a cup of bananas that have been sliced and tossed in lemon juice.

    Edge the cake with Donsuemor Madeleines.

    banana cake recipe

    How to Store Banana Cake:

    If it’s not being served in the first 24 hours, refrigerate in an airtight container. Banana Cake can be frozen, however, fresh is always best!

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    Easy Banana Cake Recipe with Salted Caramel Frosting:

    If you love this easy Banana Cake Recipe as much as I do, please write a five star review, and be sure to help me share on Facebook and Pinterest!

    Banana Cake

    Incredibly easy, incredibly good Banana Cake Recipe with a few fall twists - with thick, creamy salted caramel frosting and amazing Donsuemor madeleines to upgrade this classic 9x13 to an elegant dessert {without any cake decorating skills}.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword brunch, breads, sweet breads, easter, easy dessert, easy recipe, entertaining, fall, salted caramel, thanksgiving
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
    Servings 15
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Salted Caramel Frosting

    Topping

    • 1 c bananas sliced, coated in lemon juice
    • Donsuemor Madeleines 

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until it becomes nutty in flavor, brown in color and slightly foams. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    3. Meanwhile, combine mashed banana and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
    4. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    5. Combine butter, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bow or mixer and beat in eggs one at a time.
    6. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, stir in banana mixture.
    7. Pour into greased cake pan {reserving excess for an additional smaller cake or discarding}.
    8. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    9. Remove from oven and place cake in freezer for 45 minutes.
    10. Meanwhile, in a mixer or mixing bowl, whip butter until smooth. 
    11. Gradually add powdered sugar. Blend in salted caramel sauce.
    12. Remove cake from freezer and flip cake pan onto a cake platter. Frost cake. Place bananas in the middle and line the outside edge with Donsuemor Madeleines.

    Recipe Notes

    1 1/2 c of bananas mashed is the equivalent to 3-4 bananas

    If it’s not being served in the first 24 hours, refrigerate in an airtight container. Banana Cake can be frozen, however, fresh is always best!


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