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Banana Delight Cake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


This is a 2-layer banana cake recipe with a delicious banana coconut frosting. The frosting is brightened with a little yellow food coloring.


  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
  • 2 eggs


Sift together the sifted cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, butter, buttermilk, and mashed banana; mix until moistened, then beat on low speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat 1 minute longer. Grease 2 9-inch round or square layer cake pans and line bottoms with waxed paper. Grease waxed paper. Dived batter into the two pans; bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, until cake tests done. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in pans; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with the banana coconut frosting, below.

Banana Coconut Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup toasted coconut*
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring

Cream butter; add sugar and bananas which have been sprinkled with lemon juice. Blend well. Add toasted coconut and nuts; mix well. Blend in yellow food coloring. Spread between layers and on sides and top of cake.


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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
What a success!!, Member MvGeel

This cake is the best one I ever made! But the icing part I changed to a cream cheese/ whipped topping icing with the same added ingredients. The two pounds of powdered sugar that the icing recipe called for just seemed too much sweetness.

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