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Banana Crunch Cake

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1973

Delicious ingredients come together in this crunchy banana cake – a wonderful dessert!

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1973.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup all purpose or unbleached flour
  • 1 Cup coconut
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 Cup margarine or butter
  • 2 large, sliced, very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar and pecans; mix well. With fork or pastry blender, cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

In large bowl, combine bananas, sour cream and eggs; beat at low speed until smooth. Add cake mix; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Spread 1/3 of batter in greased and floured pan; sprinkle with 1/3 of coconut mixture. Repeat layers 2 more times using remaining batter and coconut mixture, ending with coconut mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan; place on serving plate, coconut side up. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

Nutritional Facts
Servings16
Calories Per Serving334
Total Fat14g22%
Sugar27gN/A
Saturated5g26%
Cholesterol44mg15%
Protein5g9%
Carbs48g16%
Vitamin A30µg3%
Vitamin B120.1µg2.5%
Vitamin B60.1mg6.1%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.9mg4.6%
Vitamin K7µg8%
Calcium98mg10%
Fiber2g9%
Folate (food)17µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)59µg15%
Folic acid24µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus178mg25%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium168mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.5%
Sodium304mg13%
Sugars, added10gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.4%
Trans1gN/A
Zinc0.7mg4.7%