Banana Monkey Cake

Banana Monkey Cake

This cute monkey cake will be a hit at any child’s birthday party.

30 min.prep time 2:05total time
15 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 medium (2 cups) ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Frosting

1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
8 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
Red food color
Yellow food color

Directions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

 

Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add bananas; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add all remaining cake ingredients. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until mixed.

 

Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour.

 

Beat 1 1/4 cups butter in bowl until creamy. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar and salt alternately with whipping cream and vanilla until well mixed. Stir in corn syrup.

Place 1 1/2 cups frosting into another bowl. Add cocoa; beat until well mixed. Place 1 1/2 cups white frosting in another bowl; tint with 1 drop red food color and 1 drop yellow food color. Tint remaining white frosting with yellow food color.

 

Place cooled cake upside down onto platter. Frost entire cake with yellow frosting.

 

Print 2 copies of template.  Cut around solid lines for full monkey head template.  Cut second copy out around dotted line for face template.  Place full monkey head template onto cake; draw around cut-out edges with toothpick. Remove template. Place face template onto cake; draw around outer edge with toothpick. Remove template.

 

Cover face and inside of ears with orange frosting piped stars. Pipe chocolate frosting stars onto head and ears.

 

Place toothpicks to mark nose, eyes and mouth. Fill with chocolate frosting using round decorator tip. Remove toothpicks.

Recipe Tip

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream to frosting to reach spreading consistency, if needed.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 770

Fat: 33g

Cholesterol: 135mg

Sodium: 590mg

Carbohydrates: 116g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #16109©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Or
Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Submit
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

Message:

Your friend thought you might be interested in Banana Monkey Cake

Latest Blog

Tips for Making Caramels
December 9, 2014 by Amber

‘Tis the season to make all things sweet – cookies, cakes, and candies. Yes, even candies – those “sometimes tricky” treats that make the holiday so special. More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.

FPO IMAGE

YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.

    Close

    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.


    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required
    Submit

    Thanks.

    Your question has been submitted.



    Close Window

    Email: