This banana cake looks complicated, but it's very easy to make! Start with a box cake mix and you've got it!
I have a teeny tiny obsession with overripe bananas. Okay, it's not an obsession, it's a problem. We eat a lot of bananas at our house - in smoothies in the morning, as a mid morning snack, when we're 3 and don't eat our dinner, and sometimes just before bed. So I buy a lot of bananas and often the last few get a bit ripe.
I toss ripe bananas into the freezer when they are too ripe to be eaten. Yup, just the entire banana, in the freezer. I discovered I had a lot of bananas in my freezer, so I've decided to use them up and one way was making this amazing banana cake.
When you throw your ripe banana directly into the freezer, peel and all, the banana freezes solid and turns black. It looks quite disgusting. I defrost my bananas before using them. I take them out of the freezer, set them on a plate and set them on the counter for a few hours so they can thaw. To use them, I take a sharp knife, cut off the end and squeeze the banana and juice out of the peel and into my dish. The is also quite disgusting, but I swear it makes for the best banana desserts.
Don't be fooled by the amazing looks of this banana cake. It's quite easy to make. It's a "doctored" cake mix recipe with a semi-homemade banana cream layered in between. Plus it looks kind of "messy" in terms of cake, which is my type of recipe! That means you really cannot make a mistake. It's supposed to look that way! And if you're not a pecan lover, you can certainly omit those all together!
I absolutely LOVE these cake pans with the removable bottoms. I have the 8" and 9" sets! You'll want to grab yours, today!
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