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Bananas never go to waste in our home. Most especially if they are over ripened bananas. These are the best and sweetest for baking this Banana-Pineapple Cake.
Now that back to school season has started, you may want to give the kiddies, and yourself a treat after school, while doing homework or just to reward everyone for a job well done.
This is one of the easiest coffee cakes I always bake and has a recurring presence on my blogs, with different fruits added every now and then. It’s also one of the most affordable ones – leftover bananas, canned pineapples from the pantry, a few eggs and the usual baking ingredients on hand.
I love how you can bake this cake without bothering with a stand mixer. Just mix everything by hand quickly. Pour into the cake pan, arrange the pineapple slices and bake. In no time, you’ll be enjoying the fruity baked aromas of bananas playfully mixing with pineapples. When you take a slice, you’ll relish the moist, crumbly cake filled with the buttery banana flavors which are always a favorite. And with a sweet pineapple topping, then this is just perfect for homework time! Enjoy this with some scoops of vanilla ice cream. Doing homework with a scrumptious slice of banana-pineapple cake has never been this fun!
Banana - Pineapple Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine softened, room temperature butter
- 1 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 whole large bananas over ripened and mashed
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 6 to 8 slices canned slicedpineapple drained
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for sprinkling on cake
- Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Meanwhile, mix together in a large bowl : softened butter or margarine, sugar, salt, mashed bananas, flour, baking powder and soda, eggs, vanilla, sour cream. Blend ingredients well by hand.
- Drain the canned pineapple and set aside.
- Prepare a 9 inches x 11 inches baking pan by greasing the bottom and sides. Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom.
- Pour the banana cake batter into the pan. Arrange the pineapple slices on top. Bake at 375 F degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or test for doneness. If knife comes out clean from the center, then cake is done.
- Take out the banana-pineapple cake from the oven and cool on the counter. After cake has cooled for at least 30 minutes, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Serve with ice cream on the side.
- Cook's comments: If you bake this cake with merely bananas and no other fruit, it will be just as amazing and wonderful.
Notes on Nutrition: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
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Ohhh delish. In my refrigerator I don’t have sour cream often. But when I do (for cooking some dish), I now don’t know what to do with it. I love baked goods that has sour cream in it so I’m forced to bake using the leftover sour cream. Otherwise I’m too lazy to bake too! xD
Hi Nami. Thanks for the blog-visit & kind comments. In case you’re out of sour cream, did you know you can make your own by adding 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk, allow to sit for at least 20 minutes. You’ll notice the milk slightly curdle, it’s okay. It will turn slightly creamy – then use it for baking. Let me know how you fare with this suggestion.
Oh, I thought adding lemon juice to milk will yield buttermilk? haha I might be wrong though. When the recipe asks for buttermilk, that’s what I do. When it asks for sour cream, I just use yogurt. 😀
Hi Gio, I learned this tip about making your own sour cream from an old cookbook laying around the house. As for buttermilk, if I don’t have it, I just use regular milk. This is an easy banana recipe and you won’t have to haul out the stand mixer — just mix by hand and bake. Thanks for stopping by!
Bananas never go to waste in my home either. Thanks to you I’ve got a brand new recipe for them 🙂 Looks wonderful.
Thanks, Paula. So kind of you. This is an old recipe from my mom and aunts in the family, passed on from other aunts. The best thing here? You don’t need a stand mixer. Just use a wooden spoon, mix, pour and bake. Glad you came by 🙂
Mmm! What a delicious cake recipe!
Thanks, Russell! You will like this cake, it’s easy to bake & so good!
i love baking banana cake, if there’s such a thing for staple baking, it’s definitely banana cake. I love baking it for the same reasons as yours haha. I like the addition of pineapple slices.. . i would love to try this…
Thanks,Malou! We seem to think alike all the time, especially on what to cook or bake. And yes, the p/a slices gave it a different, yet familiar sweet taste. Glad you stopped by.Happy weekend,too 🙂
I agree with you that banana shouldn’t go to waste because you can always bake it. Banana and Pineapple what a good combination for a cake. Not only kiddies would enjoy this but adults too like me. hehe. Thank you for sharing this post, Elizabeth. Have a good weekend, my friend!
Hi Chef Ray! You’re right, we adults will enjoy this one. I bake this all the time. You do NOT need a stand mixer — just mix by hand and bake. You’ll like this one! Thanks for the blog-visit and kind comments! Appreciate your support 🙂
hello there greetings from Paris! i made this yummy banana-pineapple cake last saturday for my friend. You are right this is easy to make. In fact i will gonna bake another batch tomorrow for another friend 🙂 thanks so much for sharing i always check your blog and it helps me lot of getting ideas what to bake or cook. In real, i cannot wait to try your Apple cake with caramel and that’s my next project 🙂 thanks so much and more power. Cheers 🙂 -maruh
Hi Maruh! How wonderful to hear from you all the way in Paris! So happy to hear the banana cake turned out ok. If you want, try it with just bananas and it is soooo good, too. You will love the Torta di Mele, apple cake. It is fantastic & quick to bake. Let me know how it all turns out. Thanks for the blog visit. I loved Paris and hope all is well with you there.