Banana-Pecan Spice Cake

“From Woman's World Magazine 12/7/04. Pecans and chocolate chips add a flavorful twist to this traditional banana spice cake.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package spice cake mix
  • 13 cup canola oil
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed, about 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chip
  • 3 (16 ounce) cans vanilla frosting
  • chocolate dipped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  3. Spread pecans over ungreased baking sheet. Bake 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. Cool.
  4. At low speed beat cake mix, oil, water, eggs and banana 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
  5. Divide batter between pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool on racks 20 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
  6. Transfer 1 cup frosting to pastry bag fitted with star tip. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread cake with remaining frosting. Pipe rosettes onto cake. Garnish with pecans, if desired.

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