Make sure that your bananas are soft and ripe to give the cake the best flavor and texture. This recipe forms the base of our Banana Split Bombe dessert.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan. Line with parchment cut to fit, and butter and flour parchment. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of cloves into a medium bowl. Whisk mashed banana, buttermilk, and vanilla in a small bowl.

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  • Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add egg, and beat until well combined. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with banana mixture. Add chopped banana, and beat until well combined. Pour batter into pan, and use a spatula to spread into an even layer.

  • Bake until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan, and invert pan onto rack. Remove parchment, and flip cake so top side faces up. Let cool completely on wire rack.

Reviews (8)

77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
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  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7
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06/10/2012
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2011
I thought this was pretty good, you can make a 3 banana recipe if you make a "combine" with this recipe, as they are essentially the same: http://www.marthastewart.com/314362/banana-cupcakes-with-caramel-buttercream I put a few chocolate chips in the batter, and frosted with chocolate frosting...so good!
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07/31/2008
The whole recipe is under "banana split bombe" and gives you the entire instructions/assembly...the banana cake recipe is a separate link
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07/08/2008
You guys need to go to the frozen desserts for the rest of the recipie
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06/26/2008
Wait, i found it... its the Banana Split Bombe Recipe.. It looks delicious. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/banana-split-bombe?autonomy_kw=banana cake
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06/26/2008
yeah, i was wondering the same thing... where's the rest of the recipe :(
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06/20/2008
So how do you get the cake to look like the picture? Am I missing the instructions for icing adn otherwise finishing?