This is another delicious recipe that is part of my review of Gooseberry Patch's Simple Shortcut Recipes
Yep, definitely tasted like a cake and NOT a bread, but it was a delicious cake!
It is extremely light and fluffy, that it is almost impossible to hold a piece and eat it, like you normally would with bread. I thought it tasted great plain, but I think it would be good with a dollop of whipped cream or maybe even a thin layer of cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
I made this recipe last Tuesday, told my friend about it on Wednesday, she made it that night and raved about it the next morning saying her husband said it was a 10 and her mom LOVED it too and she has already made it twice (she used a sugar-free yellow cake mix, 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana, less buttermilk and added some nutmeg)! Three other people requested the recipe. It is making the rounds.
Shortcut Banana Bread (or Cake)
18 1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. banana, mashed
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine dry cake mix and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed for one minute. Increase to medium; beat an additional 2 minutes. Divide between 2 greased and floured 9''x5'' loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 2 smaller loaves.
Jenn's Notes: Since this cake is so soft, I don't know how well it would turn out of a pan (like a bundt or round pan). I sprayed my bread pan with cooking spray and forgot to flour it and it was pretty hard to get out of the pan in one piece.