Banana Recipes

Got overripe bananas? Use them up in our cozy recipes with bananas, which include banana bread (of course), but also banana dessert recipes and smoothies.

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Banana Split Cake Bars

Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect form. —Jasey McBurnett, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

This recipe was inspired by the classic dessert, which I had for the first time at a restaurant with my...


Banana Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Using extra-ripe bananas in this recipe ensures the cupcakes will be sweet and moist. The ganache frosting is made even...


Cream-Filled Banana Cupcakes

The creamy filling is a surprise in these yummy banana cupcakes. A sprinkling of confectioners' sugar is all you need...


Banana Pecan Cake with Coconut Frosting

One of my brothers always requested this banana cake for his birthday. When my mom entered the cake recipe to...

Banana-Hazelnut Cake

Special occasions call for outstanding desserts that take a little more time to prepare. I often cake and freeze the...


Cherry Banana Cupcakes

Perfect for your breakfast on the go or a sweet treat, these Cupcakes come courtesy of Diana Benecke from Milwaukee,...

Banana Nut Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes from Vicki Abrahamson taste like little loaves of banana bread. "I keep ripe bananas in the freezer,...


Banana Layer Cake

“Years ago I combined two recipes to come up with this delicious iced cake,” says Jennie Krell of El Cajon,...


White Chocolate Banana Cake

When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with...


Peanut Butter Banana Cake

I've had this well-worm recipe for as long as I've been married. I often make it for potluck functions. The...

Delightful Banana Cake

Nuts and chocolate chips add fun flavor in this cake that feeds a crowd. And there's so much delicious browned...


Makeover Old-Fashioned Banana Cake

When Jacqueline Kudron of Dracut, Massachusetts asked the Light & Tasty team to revamp her banana cake, we couldn't wait...


Old-Fashioned Banana Cake

Banana cake is a typical standby for many home bakers, but Jacqueline Kudron jazzes up her version with crushed pineapple...


Banana-Nut Bundt Cake

June Yeates shares this eye-appealing cake that has a temptingly tropical twist in every slice. "If you like, sprinkle confectioners'...


Banana Pound Cake

I adapted a basic pound cake recipe from my great-aunt for this treat. It makes a moist cake that pops...

Strawberry-Banana Angel Torte

Readers of the "Cooking with Millie" newspaper food column I've written for many years share their best recipes, like this...


Chocolate Banana Cream Cake

My inspiration for this cake came from my desire to create a dessert combining my father’s love for cake, my...


Mini Chocolate Cakes with Caramelized Bananas

This was one of my first times spreading my wings with a recipe and trying to go a bit fancy....


Caramel Banana Cake Roll

Our Test Kitchen came up with this sunny cake roll that's bursting with fresh banana goodness. The light creamy caramel...


Nutty Banana Cake

Sweet, buttery frosting and a sprinkling of chopped nuts top this yummy cake that's loaded with banana and pecan flavor....


Walnut Banana Cupcakes

What makes these tender banana cupcakes extra special is the nutmeg, but make sure it's fresh. They're amazingly good; I...


Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

As a mother of three sons, sweets are a staple in my kitchen! I buy ripe fruit on sale and...


Upside Down Banana Cake

Because this starts with a cake mix, this is a fast and easy dessert to make. Plus, it uses up...

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Triple-Layer Banana Cake

A year-round family favorite, the recipe for this moist layer cake was passed on to me by my mother. My...


Banana Chiffon Cake

"Simple yet delicious desserts were my Aunt Allie's specialty," notes Nancy Horsburgh of Everett, Ontario. "This cake was one of...


Moist Banana Cupcakes

I got this recipe my mother-in-law more than 40 years ago. They taste as good today as they did back...


Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder...


Banana Split Shortcake

I use purchased pound or sponge cake instead of from-scratch biscuits. By varying the fruits, it's a treat for any...


Banana and Nut Cake

"Boxed pudding and cake mixes speed up the preparation of this moist banana cake," comments Karen Ann Bland of Gove,...