Banana Nut Cake Recipe

Banana Nut Cake

Easy, healthy and an excellent alternative to your morning or afternoon muffin. This recipe makes a moist and fluffy cake. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are the key ingredients and the walnuts add an extra level of flavor to the mix. Whenever I have ripe bananas, instead of throwing them away, I make this cake. Normally I don’t dust the top with confectioners sugar, but if the cake is for guests, I’ll go ahead and add it on.

Skill level: Easy
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Banana Nut Cake
Yields 16
Velvet Edition: “Vintage” Recipe
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  8. 3 ripe bananas
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  12. 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  13. 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. Heat the oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a rectangle 9 x 13 cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the butter and sugar in a mixer until light in color and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one by one until well combined.
  5. Add the milk and mix till combined.
  6. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla. Continue to beat until you obtain a smooth batter.
  7. In a separate bowl mash the bananas until smooth.
  8. Add the bananas and walnuts to the batter and mix with a spatula until all is combined.
  9. Spoon the batter into the cake pan. The texture of the batter isn’t thin or runny, but thick and coarse.
  10. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 34 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely.
  12. If desired, dust the top with confectioners sugar.
  13. Cut and serve.
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