Banana Spice Cake
30 min
02 hrs 30 min



3/4 cup currants or raisins

1/4 cup orange juice

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3 medium bananas, mashed

3/4 cup chopped pecans


Vanilla ice cream, if desired

Caramel sauce, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter, orange juice, eggs, orange zest and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in currants, pecans and bananas .

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 80-90 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove sides of pan. Cool completely. (Cake may dip slightly in center upon cooling.)

  4. STEP 4

    Top each serving of cake with ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.


18Fat (mg)
65Cholesterol (mg)
360Sodium (mg)
50Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  September 25, 2012

I thought this was great and I am not a huge fan of banana baked goods! The orange and spice flavors really complimented the banana and the cakes was moist enough to stand alone, though I served it with vanilla ice cream.

— says Trudy H.
  August 07, 2008

it was moist and good

— says gloria
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