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I have a box of Betty Crocker Banana Nut muffin mix and want to turn it into a cake.

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danny rand

I have a box of Betty Crocker Banana Nut muffin mix and want to turn it into a cake.

A banana cake to be more specific. Can this be done? There is a recipe to make it banana bread on the box, which I always thought banana bread was pretty much a cake, but I know very little when it comes to stuff like this. :)


I can't seem to find a banana cake recipe that uses a mix like this even on the betty crocker website so any tips would be great and very appreciated.


 


this is the exact product I have if it helps: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BVY8BW7DL._SL500_AA280_PIbundle-12,TopRight,0,0_AA280_SH20_.jpg


 


 

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ladychef41

Just grease and flour a 13 x 9 pan and throw in the batter as for muffins... You will need to keep an eye on it and adjust the baking time..... It will end up being a pretty dense cake. Frost with a cream cheese frosting when cool!

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SylviaH

Banana bread is much denser/heavier than cake...so this box mix is going to make a denser crumb and would be best making your banana bread..in a loaf pan...this is more of a muffin mix not a cake mix...I wouldn't try converting it.


 

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hsmum

Is there a particular reason you want to use this mix?  If not, I have an amazing and very simple recipe for banana cake.  It gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it and is a staple in our household.  If you're interested, let me know.


Karen

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danny rand

I mostly want to use this mix because I have it and I'm very bad at baking when it involves lots of seperate ingredients that I may or may not have.


But I could try your recipe and hope for the best. There is a first time for everything.

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hsmum

Sorry for the delay!  Here it is.  By the way, although many people use old, darker bananas for banana bread & banana cake, in my opinion the taste is far superior if you use bananas that are perfectly ripe, rather than overripe.  Also, on occasion I add a cup or so of chocolate chips -- yummy in a different way.  But I love this cake plain and as I said, it always gets rave reviews.


 


BOUNTIFUL BANANA CAKE


Step 1:  Mix: 


2 cups all purpose flour


2 tsp baking powder


1 tsp baking soda


1/2 tsp salt


 


Step 2:  In a separate bowl mix:


2 eggs


1/2 cup vegetable oil


1 1/4 cups sugar


1 tsp vanilla


3 or 4 mashed bananas


 


Step 3:  Then mix contents of both bowls together with 3/4 cup milk until batter is smooth. 


Step 4:  Grease a 13" x 9" (3.5L) cake pan and pour in batter.  (I use a casserole dish with roughly the same dimensions and it works fine.)  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.  Place on a wire rack to cool.  This cake does not require icing. 


 


Enjoy!  If you try it, let me know what you think!


Karen


 

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danny rand

We happened to have everything and made it. IT WAS GREAT. We did, however, frost it with some cream cheese icing we needed to use before it expired. Will definitely be making this again and again. Thank you!

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hsmum

You're very welcome! :) Karen