Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recipe of the Week...Struesel Topped Peanut Butter Chip Banana Cake

This week I tested a new recipe out on Mike and Justin and, since they both really liked this cake, I thought I'd share the recipe with you! (They're really good sports to be my "guinea pigs" when I'm experimenting with new recipes! I know that they'll ALWAYS give me an honest opinion too - ha! ha!)

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter flavored chips
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until all ingredients are combined. Pour batter into a greased 9" x 13" cake pan. Add struesel topping, (recipe below), and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Struesel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine, softened
Mix ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of cake before baking.

This cake can be served warm or's moist and delicious either way! Enjoy!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Looks really delish! I am not a huge fan of PB but I do like banana and PB combos! Hubby is obsessed with PB so I know he will love it! LOL! Don't you just love using family as guniea pigs? I know I do too!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am trying it! Sounds yummy and I know my hubby will love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I came over from Stacies blog when I saw this recipe,how yummy looking. I am a huge pb and banana sandwich fan and I cannot wait to make this cake. Thank you for sharing it!


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