Delicious Banana Pound Cake Recipe: A Must-Try!

Greetings foodie friends! Today I have a treat for you – a recipe for a delicious twist on a classic pound cake. This is no ordinary pound cake, oh no. It’s a moist and mouthwatering banana pound cake that will leave you wanting more.

I have always been a lover of pound cakes, with their dense texture and rich buttery flavor. But when I discovered this banana variation, I knew I had to try it out for myself. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

The perfect balance of sweetness and banana flavor makes this cake the ideal dessert for any occasion. Whether it’s for an afternoon tea or a family gathering, the aroma of freshly baked banana pound cake is sure to entice anyone’s taste buds.

So let us get started on this marvelous culinary adventure! Gather your ingredients and let’s bake up a storm with this unique take on the traditional pound cake recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

A Different Banana Pound Cake
A Different Banana Pound Cake

Hey folks! You know what makes a good pound cake recipe? Let me tell you – it’s when the texture is so moist and fluffy that it basically melts in your mouth! And let me assure you, this Banana Pound Cake Recipe is one of the best recipes you’ll ever come across!

What makes this recipe stand out is how easy and quick it is to make. If you’re looking for a hassle-free dessert recipe that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and family, then you’ve got to try your hands at this Banana Pound Cake.

Trust me; once you taste the perfect combination of soft and tender crumb, intense flavour from mashed ripe bananas and the slight saltiness from the Salted butter, I bet you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds!

Not convinced yet? Well, let me tell you that this recipe also only requires eight main ingredients which are readily available in your pantry. This means that you won’t have to run out on a grocery shopping spree for most of the components of this recipe.

So pull out your apron and get ready to bake a loaf or two of this delicious Banana Pound Cake. I guarantee that once you taste it, you’ll never want to go back to another boring, dry pound cake ever again!

Ingredient List

 Ripe bananas make all the difference for this cake!
Ripe bananas make all the difference for this cake!

Let’s dive into the ingredient list for this delicious banana pound cake recipe. You will need the following:

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature (equivalent to 1 and 1/2 cup or 340g)
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (equivalent to 3/4 cup or 180g)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

These are the basic cake ingredients. It’s important that you use unsalted butter because we already added salt in the recipe. For the bananas, make sure they’re ripe enough to have a stronger flavor and a more natural sweetness. Always measure out your ingredients correctly to avoid any mishaps during the baking process.

The Recipe How-To

 Soft, moist, and full of rich banana flavor.
Soft, moist, and full of rich banana flavor.

Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe how-to. I guarantee you this Banana Pound Cake Recipe is easier than pie.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F

Before starting with the recipe, preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.

Step 2: Prepare Bundt Cake Pan

Generously spray a bundt cake pan with baking spray and set aside. You may also use a loaf pan or any preferred cake pan.

Step 3: Mix dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of baking powder together. Set aside the mixture until needed.

Step 4: Cream Butter and Sugar

In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This process should take about 3-4 minutes.

Step 5: Add Vanilla Extract and Eggs

Add in 6 large eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding another. Once all eggs are in, add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 6: Mix in Dry Ingredients

Start mixing the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture in three parts while slowing down the mixer speed to low. Make sure that you scrape down the sides of the bowl after every addition.

Step 7: Mash the Ripe Bananas

In a separate bowl, mash 2 medium ripe bananas with a fork until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Step 8: Add Mashed Bananas to Batter

Add mashed bananas to your batter and let it mix for another minute until well combined.

Step 9: Pour Batter into Bundt Cake Pan

Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan and tap it lightly on the counter to remove air bubbles.

Step 10: Bake in Preheated Oven

Place the bundt pan into the preheated oven and bake for around 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake’s center.

Step 11: Cool before Serving

Once out of the oven, let the cake sit in the pan until cool enough to touch. Then gently remove it from the pan onto a serving dish.

Congratulations! You now have your own Best Banana Pound Cake Recipe that will change your dessert game forever!

Substitutions and Variations

 This is not your ordinary pound cake!
This is not your ordinary pound cake!

Well, my dear reader, sometimes we don’t have all the ingredients on hand or we might want to switch things up a bit. Fear not, for I have some substitutions and variations to make your banana pound cake even more exciting than it already is!

Let’s start with substitutions. If you don’t have salted butter on hand, you can use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt to the recipe instead. Don’t have all-purpose flour? You can substitute it with cake flour or pastry flour for lighter results or with whole-wheat flour for more nutritious one. In addition, if you are looking to substitute sugar, you can use maple syrup, honey or agave nectar but in this case adjust the liquids accordingly.

Now let’s dive into some variations. Want to add a bit of crunch to your banana pound cake? You could sprinkle chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans over the top of the cake before baking. Do you love chocolate as much as I do? Try adding 1/2 cup of cocoa powder into the batter to make a delicious chocolate banana pound cake.

Feeling adventurous? You can also try making a caramelized banana pound cake by melting 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup salted butter in a saucepan until bubbly and then pouring it into a greased bundt pan before adding your batter.

Are you looking for other options which are not necessarily variations? Then use this classic yellow cake mix hack for an easy banana cake: simply follow the instructions on the box but replace the water with mashed ripe bananas and additional teaspoon of baking powder. This works wonderfully well also with your other favourite fruit flavours such as chocolate or pumpkin!

Remember, my friend: there are no rules when it comes to baking! Let your imagination run wild and experiment with different ingredients and techniques to create your perfect moist banana pound cake.

Serving and Pairing

 Topped with a drizzle of sweet caramel sauce.
Topped with a drizzle of sweet caramel sauce.

Well, how do you plan on serving this delectable banana pound cake, partner? Will you go with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream? Or maybe pair it with fresh berries and drizzle some caramel syrup over it?

One thing’s for sure, the pound cake alone is enough to steal the show. With its moist and tender texture and distinct banana flavor, it can be served on its own or with a light dusting of powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

But if you’re feeling fancy or looking for more ways to enhance its deliciousness, this cake pairs beautifully with different toppings and accompaniments. For instance, try serving it with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream or whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a truly indulgent dessert.

If you’re more of a minimalist, slice the cake into thick wedges and accompany it with hot coffee or tea. Or better yet, cut up smaller squares or cubes to make snackable bites for your afternoon tea party.

Either way, this banana pound cake recipe is versatile enough to cater to any type of gathering or occasion. Whether you serve it on its own or paired with other desserts and beverages, this cake is guaranteed to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. So go ahead and enjoy it however you like best!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Luscious and decadent, it's perfect for any occasion.
Luscious and decadent, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Now that you’ve baked an incredible banana pound cake, it is essential to know the few things necessary to help keep it fresh for longer. That’s why I’m happy to share with you tips on making and keeping your cake around for a while.

To make ahead, first, let the cake cool down to room temperature before covering it in cling film or an airtight container. You can store it at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to five days.

However, suppose you need this cake to last more than five days. In that case, I recommend that you wrap the whole cake in cling film or aluminum foil before putting it in an airtight container then freeze for up to three months.

When ready to serve, thaw your frozen pound cake overnight in the fridge. Once fully thawed, remove from the container, discard the wrapping and leave it on a plate at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes before slicing and enjoying.

You can also reheat slices of pound cake by wrapping them individually in a piece of parchment paper and microwaving them. Do not microwave for too long; otherwise, they will become dry and rubbery. A quick five initially heated seconds may be all that’s necessary.

Using these storing and reheating tips ensures your delicious pound cake remains fresh and flawless whenever you decide to savor it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A slice of heaven that'll bring a smile to your face.
A slice of heaven that’ll bring a smile to your face.

Now that you know the recipe and how-to for the best banana pound cake, here are some tips and tricks to make sure it turns out perfectly every time:

1. Room temperature ingredients: Allow all ingredients to come to room temperature before beginning the mixing process. This includes eggs, butter, and even the bananas. It helps them mix together better and creates a smoother texture.

2. Don’t overmix: While it’s important to ensure all ingredients are well-combined, overmixing can lead to a dense and tough cake. Just mix until everything is evenly incorporated.

3. Use a bundt pan: A bundt pan is great for this recipe as it allows for even cooking and the decorative shape is always impressive.

4. Bake at lower temperature: The low slow baking allows for moist results so resist the urge to crank up the heat on this recipe.

5. Check for doneness: The cake should be golden brown on the outside with a toothpick or cake tester coming out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.

6. Cool completely in pan: Leave the cake to cool completely in the bundt pan before trying to remove it. This will help prevent any sticking or crumbling.

7. Serve with caramel sauce or whipped cream: Adding some extra sweetness can really elevate this banana pound cake recipe. A drizzle of caramel sauce or dollop of whipped cream can take it from ordinary to extraordinary.

By following these tips, your banana pound cake will come out looking and tasting like it was made by a professional baker.


Now that we have completed the recipe instructions, it’s time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this delicious banana pound cake recipe. Below you will find answers to common concerns and uncertainties people might have, from ingredient substitutions to storing and reheating recommendations. Keep reading to ensure success with your bake!

What is Elvis Presley pound cake?

As per the Sterns, pound cake held a special significance for Elvis Presley as it was a dessert baked by his childhood friend Janelle McComb. The Sterns were lucky enough to receive the recipe in 1987, ten years after the demise of The King. Apparently, McComb would bake two loaves of this cake every Christmas and personally deliver them to Graceland.

What’s the difference between bundt cake and pound cake?

When it comes to cakes, there is a distinction between a pound cake and a bundt cake. While any cake can be a bundt cake as it just needs to be baked in a bundt pan, pound cakes have a more specific history. Traditionally, pound cakes were dense and made with equal parts of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour – one pound of each ingredient to be exact.

What causes a pound cake to be heavy?

When it comes to baking a cake, having a dense and heavy end result can be a common issue. This can happen due to lack of air being incorporated into the butter and sugar mixture. There are a few reasons this might happen, such as not creaming the mixture for a long enough period of time, or adding the sugar, eggs, or flour too quickly.

Bottom Line

And there you have it, folks! A delightful and unique twist on the classic pound cake – a moist and delicious banana pound cake recipe that will leave your taste buds singing. With fresh, ripe bananas at the heart of this recipe, it’s guaranteed to deliver a mouth-watering experience for anyone lucky enough to try it.

Now, don’t just take my word for it – give this recipe a try yourself! Follow the steps I’ve laid out for you, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions. The beauty of cooking is in making the recipe your own and tailoring it to suit your preferences.

Whether as a dessert or simply a treat to indulge in during tea time, this banana pound cake is sure to become a favorite in your household – just as it has in mine. So go ahead, grab those ingredients and get baking! You won’t regret it.

A Different Banana Pound Cake

A Different Banana Pound Cake Recipe

This is a very moist Banana Pound cake because the Bananas are precooked in Butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 509.1kcal


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, chilled
  • 2 -3 bananas, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, plus
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the chilled butter over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle bananas with the 1 tblsp sugar and add to butter in skillet Stir frequently until soft and slightly caramelized.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In bowl combine eggs and the remaining sugar and beat until creamy.
  • Gradually add flour and baking powder.
  • Add melted butter beating to blend.
  • Add the caramelized bananas and gently stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Scrape into a floured loaf pan.
  • Bake in the center of oven for 40 to 50 minutes.


Serving: 151g | Calories: 509.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.3g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 29.7g | Saturated Fat: 17.9g | Cholesterol: 176.9mg | Sodium: 267mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 32.2g

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