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Jul 11, 2011


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Stephanie Meyer (Fresh Tart)

OMG you've done it again. YUM!

Cookbook Queen

Mmmm....looks amazing!! I always thought my banana bread needed some frosting and caramel drizzle!! :)

gina florencia

love it, think I can smell it...not...almost...I'm going to try to make it..thanks ..gina f

Hannah at FleurDeLicious

this looks fabulous! I love banana bread...and obviously everything is better with frosting! this is yum central.

Lucy Lean

This is torture as I tackle day 5 of no carbs - I so wish I could have this right now - BEAUTIFUL.

Jessica @ How Sweet

Banana cake is probably my favorite cake - even above chocolate! This is making my mouth water.


Wow, that looks AMAZING!

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Yay! An Amanda-tested banana cake for using up brown bananas. Can't wait to try it - thanks!


I am always looking for new banana recipes! LOVE this cake!


OH I am all over this! YUM!


I love the idea of only frosting the sides of a cake! I always feel like its a shame to cover up the top of a cake, but I love the frosting! This is a great idea, I'm definitely using this on my next cake. And caramel and bananas can never go wrong.

Amehlia Digital

Eu amo bananas! =) Que delĂ­cia!

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

Wow....heaven in a slice.


This looks way too good not to try- I am a big fan of banana bread with nuts in it- do you think this cake would be good with nuts in it?


Ooo, I agree--I think I can almost smell the deliciousness of this cake! Can't wait to try this...in like a month when I can move again. What good motivation: cake! :)

bridget {bake at 350}

Yes, EVERYTHING is better with frosting...even broccoli. At least, I think it would be.

I bet this cake is heavenly...and I love that caramel drizzle over the top.


Now THAT is my kind of banana bread...err, cake. Yum.


Oh how I wish I didn't just put those ripe bananas in the freezer!! It looks delicious!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Like banana bread with frosting?! I think my husband is going to love you even more after this, banana bread is his favorite!


That looks delish! I'll have to give this a try for my dad who loves banana cake. I make him one every few months, a different recipe would be a nice change.


this looks delightful!

Nelly Rodriguez

Love the simplicity of this cake, and it looks so moist!


Oh my lord. You should make a Dulce de Leche cake!


Yum! I'll have to give it a try sometime!

Yummy, delicoius...mmmmm!!!! I want one of these right now!!!!!

Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

This looks dangerously addicting...i love the way you have frosted just the sides, i have never seen that before but it does indeed give you the best of both worlds! Lovely cake indeed :)

Mary Juckett

Do you think it would be okay to make cupcakes instead of a cake? What are you feelings on this?

Diana @ a girl, a dog and an oven

Beautiful...I'm always looking for something fun to do with brown bananas. Definitely bookmarking this!

Amy | She Wears Many Hats

Okay Amanda, I drool over all your cakes, but this one, this one ... yum!


oh. my. goodness. That looks and sounds AMAZING! Love the idea of frosting the edges as to not take away from the beauty of the cake but add some extra sweetness to it!!

Patricia Calef

I just happen to have some brown bananas and a can of dulce de leche. This will be in my oven tonight.

Georgia Pellegrini

You have managed to put the my favorite dessert flavors together into one cake! So pretty tooooo.


This looks wonderfully moist and delicious. I'm definitely going to try it.


Oh Goodness. I'm drooling!


Simple and delicious, and for all us frosting freaks out here it still fulfills our every fantasy. Now I just have to get some bananas...

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

I LOVE banana add cake and add in caramel...Oh.My. Word. Beautiful!


Love Love Love this!!!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking

Banana cakes are my absolute FAVORITE!!! So delicious and yours is SO making me drool!
You have the most gorgeous cake stands, Amanda. Do you find them all at yard sales, second hand stores or is there a great place online that you go to?


Do you think this would last a few days and still taste good? I am thinking about making it on a Thursday night for a Saturday night party...Would you frost it ahead of time, or the day of the party? Thanks!

Darla @ Bakingdom

Delicious!! I'm not a big fan of bananas, but I bet this is fantastic...I loooove caramel.

P.S. LOVE the idea of leaving the top uncovered...then drizzling it. Wonderful!


Banana cake is my favorite. I love how you didn't frost the top! Cool idea.


I definitely book marked this recipe too and hope to make it one day. I'm glad it turned out so well for you!

the urban baker

Can we talk about this cake? I LOVE caramel anything. I love even the word caramel! Don't even like bananas and I want to eat this whole thing!


I can see why you were smitten!

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

Those swirls are pretty! And caramel buttercream is heavenly!


Made the cake. Fantastic!!!!!! It is so moist that I think it will keep for many days---in the frig.
Question----while in the oven, the pans overflowed (luckily I had a baking stone in the oven that caught the overflow). The cake pans were only about 2/3 full before baking.

By the way, my preference is unfrosted since the cake is so moist. Also, be sure to refrigerate before putting the layers together or frosting.


another winner, for sure! caramel buttercream? be still, my heart!
and hey--thanks for sending me the links to your girly cakes. your creations are so inspiring!

von Rix

Hi, I would so like to bake this cake for my birthday on friday, but I am Danish, and I'm having a littel trouble finding out what shortening is?? Could you help me?


This truly is a beautiful cake. The frosting idea was perfect.

Farmgirl Susan

You had me with caramel and banana. I love the kitchn but somehow missed this recipe! :)

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