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Billy's Banana Cake

mc22 Apr 15, 2008 12:09 PM

I recently tried the banana cake at Billy's Bakery in New York, and I can only describe the experience as religious. Best cake I've ever tried. Banana cake with cream cheese icing? Does anyone have any suggestions for a good similar recipe. I live nearby but am moving away soon and now that I've tasted it I don't think I can live without!


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    punkin712 Apr 15, 2008 03:56 PM

    I'm a big fan of Paula Deen's banana cake recipe:

    Don't totally mash the bananas - having some big chunks is a good thing. I usually substitute toasted walnuts for the pecans in the cake and totally skip the nuts in the frosting. A light dusting of finely chopped nuts around the edges of the finished cake might be a nice touch though.

    By the way, I've tasted Billy's banana cake and completely agree with your assessment. That said, I think Paula's recipe makes a fine substitute.

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      mc22 Apr 16, 2008 12:39 PM

      Thanks! I appreciate the help! I'll have to report back how it goes...

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