Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Banana Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


I know it's a mouthful, but this cake is one of the best ones I have ever created.

Initially I was going to make a Paul Deen recipe, but decided to take a few shortcuts and do it my way!

This is a decadent and super yummy cake, especially if you are a Banana lover like my husband!

Cake
1 French Vanilla Cake mix
3-4 very ripe banana's
1 tsp Cinnamon

Frosting
1/2 chopped Pecans
approximately 20 whole pecans
1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temp
1 cube butter, room temp
1 pound confectioners sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla

Make your cake as directed on the package, adding the banana's and Cinnamon to the cake mixture. Bake as directed.

In a bowl blend the cream cheese, butter, gradually add the confectioners sugar and beat till light and fluffy. Beat in the Vanilla.

Frost the first layer top and sprinkle on the chopped Pecans, add the second layer and continue frosting the cake until entire cake is covered.

Carefully place the whole pecan pieces around the edge of the cake

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21 comments:

Lynda said...

I'm loving this cake Cheryl! I'm a huge banana cake lover, especially if it has nuts and cream cheese frosting.I'd love a huge hunk of this.

Pam said...

Wow Cheryl... it sounds tasty and looks beautiful!

elra said...

Your cake look so delicous Cheryl, I like the pecan topping especially :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm a cream cheese icing lover!

Bethie said...

How beautiful!!!

Kathleen said...

This looks like one amazing cake!

grace said...

who says bananas need to be limited to pudding and bread? this is a stellar cake, cheryl--the frosting drew me in and the pecans kept me there. :)

Mary said...

Cheryl, this looks and sounds "died and gone to heaven" good. I love the way you finished the top of the cake. It looks scrumptious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jennifer said...

gorgoeus!!! nothing like a great banana cake!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hey, this sounds great, and I love it that you used a cake mix as your base. I am bookmarking this recipe. I can't wait to try it.
*kisses* HH

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This looks delicious!!! I love how it's so simple to make!! Must've been really good!!
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The Blonde Duck said...

I do tend to dance spastically, everywhere and anywhere.

sophia said...

haha, I see you "cheated" a bit with the mix...but I LIKE! Fast and easy, yet so impressive!

Jan said...

Your cakes always look divine, Cheryl. If I made something as pretty as this I wouldn't want to cut into it. Great job.

batterie said...

It has nuts and cream cheese frosting.

labatterie said...

I love the way you finished the top of the cake.

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I can't wait to try it.

r4 ds said...

I love it that you used a cake mix as your base.

Lisa said...

Stumbled upon your blog post from Tasty Kitchen. What exactly is the measurement of a cube? 1 tablespoon?

Carolyn™ said...

Yummy cant wait to try it!

dining tables said...

A very simple cake yet it really looks so delicious. I love it so much. I am going to give this a try.