Banana Delight Cake

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

50-60 minutes


6 to 8

A simply delicious and unparalleled banana cake!



  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups very ripe banana, mashed

Cake Topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Sauteed Bananas

  • 4 large bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar


  1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. In a large bowl, cream the sugar, butter and salt until light in color. Add the eggs to the sugar and butter mixture one at a time, mixing well. Add the yogurt and mashed bananas and combine, then mix in the flour and baking soda until everything is well-combined. Divide batter between the prepared pans.
  2. For the topping: In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Drizzle in the butter, stirring to form a crumble-like consistency. Sprinkle the topping onto one of the cakes before baking.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, rotating once, until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Remove to a rack to cool.
  4. For the sauteed bananas: Melt butter in a pan and saute the banana slices for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and continue sauteing until bananas are brown and caramelized but still hold their shape.
  5. Arrange the sauteed bananas in a single layer on the cake that does not have topping. Place the cake with topping on top.

Nutritional Information

314 calories, 15 g. fat, 70 mg. cholesterol, 282 mg. sodium, 42 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 6 g. protein