Banana Carrot Cake Recipe

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Cream cheese frosting with a banana mixed in makes this cake extra special. Not to mention the combination of banana and carrots will turn into a moist and delicious cake. Put them together and you have a little piece of sweet heaven.
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pecans, chopped (optional)
20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
Heat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

Beat together sugar, bananas and oil; add eggs, beating well after each addition.

Add flour, baking powder, salt, soda, cinnamon and cloves; mix well. Stir in oats and carrots.

Pour into prepared pan, sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Bake 40-45 minutes or until done.

NOTE: You can double the recipe for a 9x13-inch pan and then you will have some batter left over for cupcakes or small loaf.

For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth, add 1 smashed banana. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. If it is too thick for spreading, add another banana or a little milk. Sprinkle nuts over the top, if desired.

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Banana Carrot Cake Recipe Reviews

banana carrot cake

Average of 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Rating of 1 out of 5.0 stars
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"I wish I searched for more recipes prior to making this... RUINED, SO SALTY! I knew when I was making this but followed the recipe anyways, so dumb..."
Karolyne Ashford
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"Really good with the adjustments I made (see review), did not frost just enjoyed as a cake/bread."
Karolyne Ashford
Rating of 5 out of 5.0 stars
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"I made a few adjustments to this recipe..I did not use oats instead I used blueberries n I also replaced white sugar for dark brown sugar as well as butter for the oil. I put plenty of pecans n the cake n poured out n a Bundt pan. It came out really good n moist. I'de definitely make this again!!"
jods User
Rating of 5 out of 5.0 stars
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"My family is big into carrot cake, so I tried this one out. It's a very dense cake, but even with the oats and banana it tasted very similar to the one I make normally. The cream cheese frosting with the banana was super sweet! We had more than enough, I would half this if not quarter it."
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