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Banana Pecan Cake

by Laura

You must ALL make sure you save this recipe to your files.  It is THE BEST banana cake that I have ever made.  The bonus is you make this with a mix, yep that’s correct folks.  You make it with a mix.  So I found this banana pecan cake recipe from Cheryl over at Cookin Dunkin Style.  She was initially going to make a Paula Deen recipe but decided to make the cake “her way” and take a few shortcuts.  I must say Cheryl that I am grateful that you did! Not that I don’t like banana cake make from scratch, but when you do make them from scratch they tend to be quite dense.

This cake was not overly dense. 

It was the perfect texture and was deliciously moist.  Also, you make the cake is with pecans, but if you prefer walnuts would also work fabulously.  You could also add nuts to the batter if it strikes your fancy.  Even though this is a layered cake you could easily change it to a 9 x 13 cake or even cupcakesCupcakes would be magnificent.  I think cupcakes would be divine, each with it’s own pecan half on top!  Thank you, thank you Cheryl!  Love your banana pecan cake!

I also have a fun announcement for you all today.  I have signed a cookbook deal.  Yes you heard it right, there will soon be a Real Mom Kitchen cookbook.  The book will include a lot of the favorites from the site but will also include some brand new recipes that I have never shared before.  I have to have the book finish by the end of November and it will come out in stores sometime in the Spring of 2011.  I am gonna be one busy girl for the next few months.  There will be more details to come as we get closer to the release.

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Banana Pecan Cake

  • Author: Laura


  • 1 French Vanilla Cake mix plus ingredients on package to make the cake
  • 34 very ripe bananas, mashed (I use 3)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


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


  1. Make your cake as directed on the package, adding the banana’s and Cinnamon to the cake mixture. Bake as directed.
  2. In a bowl blend the cream cheese, butter, gradually add the confectioners sugar and beat till light and fluffy. Beat in the Vanilla.
  3. 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.
  4. Carefully place the whole pecan pieces around the edge of the cake.
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Cheryl August 10, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Thank you so much for the shout out, and congrats on the cookbook!

Jenn August 10, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Congratulations!! That is any foodie’s dream to get their own cookbook. What an accomplishment! You deserve it.

Mona Hernandez August 10, 2010 - 5:42 pm

OMG I cannot wait to bake this cake!!!!! My mouth is watering as I type! Can’t wait for the cookbook also !!!!!!!!!

Mary August 10, 2010 - 5:25 pm

This looks wonderful and I can’t wait to make it. In the frosting, is the cube of butter a cup? That seems like a lot, but I don’t know what a cube of butter is.

Christy Denney August 10, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Awesome! I’m so excited for you! You’ve got a lot of good things going for you.
I’m excited about this cake and am definitely bookmarking it. I have ripe bananas calling to me…

Jane August 10, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Congratulations on the cookbook Laura!
I bookmarked this recipe for sure! It’s beautiful! 🙂

fittingbackin August 10, 2010 - 12:11 pm

That cake is beautiful!!

Jamie Cooks It Up! August 10, 2010 - 10:19 am

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!! I am so proud of you! Can’t wait to hear more details about it. You go girl!
Love ya,

sara August 10, 2010 - 9:31 am

Congratulations!!!! You will sell a ton of them! I love your recipes. This cake looks delish.

kitchen flavours August 10, 2010 - 8:48 am

Congratulations on your cookbook! This is really good news! Look forward to the release of your cookbook!

Jennelle August 10, 2010 - 8:47 am

This cake looks great! Congratulations on the cookbook! How Exciting!

Amy August 10, 2010 - 7:56 am

I am going to make this tonight! Ok…maybe tomorrow…but it is definately on my short list! I always love your recipes. The Sesame Chicken recipe is a family favorite. Do you have a good recipe for a lemon custard or lemon cake filling?

Kara August 10, 2010 - 7:40 am

I am so excited for your cookbook. I have not commented on your blog before and I feel kinda bad about that because I just LOVE your recipes. It is my go-to site when I’m looking for an idea. Congratulations…..you definitely deserve it! Oh, and how cool……just in time for Mother’s Day possibly! 🙂

Chelsea Rowley August 10, 2010 - 6:57 am

Congrats! That’s so exciting!


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