Banana Layer Cake: Banana Layer Cake from the 1950 Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book.; bananas; cake; recipe; United Fruit Company

This is a wonderfully rich cake, very much like carrot cake except flavored like banana. If you want banana overload, use last week’s Banana Butter Frosting (JPEG Image, 333.8 KB) to frost it.

While it is reminiscent of banana bread, there are no nuts in the cake layers. I sprinkled the top with macadamia nuts to give it a little crunch; I expect pecans, walnuts, and peanuts would also be great.

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