Banana Nut Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 45 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, plus 1/2 cup for frosting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, plus 1 teaspoon for frosting
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 lb confectioner's sugar, sifted


Butter and flour 3 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside. Preheat oven to 350°.


In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the eggs and oil and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened; do not beat. Stir in the banana, 1 cup pecans and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake for 23 to 28 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake layers in the pans for 10 minutes, and then turn them out onto a rack to cool completely. While the cake cools, make the frosting.



In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese and butter. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans, or reserve them to sprinkle over the frosted cake. Fill and frost the cake when it is completely cool.

Banana Nut Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting


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2 Reviews

Shurnita 1/14/2016
This cake is the

This cake is the bomb! Also Momma Paula, I love your Dogwood collection! I purchase the coffee table, console table and will be purchasing the breakfast table and dining table . I'll be purchasing the TOBACCO STEEL MAGNOLIA BED set in King size for my guest room very soon. Wonderful collections!

Holly 8/16/2015
Made this wonder

Made this wonderful cake for my children before the new school week, and i loved it, so healthy and fabulous!!! I used coconut oil in place of veg oil, to make it even more nutritional!!!

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