Who doesn’t want something sweet once in a while. I mean if I could every meal would have some kind of dessert. So why not a banana blueberry cake that is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! This delicious combination of banana and blueberry with a hit of zesty lemon will satisfy that sweet tooth!!! Now you can’t eat the entire cake at one sitting!!!!
How did we cut calories and not flavor
Most cake recipes call for 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup oil. The oil can add 450 to 900 calories. So we replaced the oil with plain applesauce. The applesauce has about 12 calories for 1/4 cup. We did not notice any difference in the flavor of the cake. By not using oil and adding 3 bananas with the applesauce the cake was a little more dense BUT the flavor is what is important when eating anything. The flavor of the bananas and blueberries is absolutely perfect plus, the zip of the lemon zest is so tasty.
Something else we did to save a few calories was to use 1% milk. No need to use whole milk unless that is all you have in the house. We also used non-fat Greek yogurt which helps a nice flavor.
Each piece of cake is 50 calories less with the changes made to this cake.
Banana Blueberry Cake So Simple to make!!!!
This is a fun cake to make and really easy. One of the maid ingredients is ripe (over ripe) Bananas! We used a yellow or white box cake mix. Actually a chocolate cake mix would also be really good.
First like an recipe make sure to get all the ingredients out before starting. This helps speed up the time to make the cake.
Cream the Bananas and lemon zest with a stand mixer, hand mixer or use a whisk. After the Bananas are creamed. Add in the Applesauce, Milk, Yogurt, Eggs, and Vanilla. This is what makes this banana blueberry cake so tasty!
After everything is mixed together add the box cake mix. Blend the cake mix into the banana mixture.
Prepare the Cake Pans. We used ramekins and a small bunt pan but any type of cake pan can be used. Just look at the size recommendations on the cake box. The ramekins were fun because it can be individual servings.
We spray our cake pans with butter or olive oil cooking spray. Once the pans are prepared pour the cake batter into the pans. Top with the blueberries. We put 1/3 cup of berries in each ramekin.
Air Fry or Bake Banana Blueberry Cake
To Air Fry the Cake place in the air fryer at 375 degrees. Takes about 24 minutes. The time all depends on the air fryer.
Baking the Cake in the oven takes about 40 minutes. Check the box for the time suggested to cook the cake. This cake will take a little longer because of the blueberries. They add more moisture to the cake and so it will take a few minutes longer.
Check to see if the Banana Blueberry Cake is done
The first time we made this Banana blueberry cake we used a toothpick to check for doneness. We discovered that because of the blueberries they add that extra moisture and they sin some to the bottom of the cake. So we found using a table knife goes all the way to the bottom of the cake. The table knife is especially needed when making a bundt cake. Anyway, when the knife comes out clean the cake is done!!!
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Banana Blueberry Cake
- 1 Box Yellow or White Cake Mix
- 3 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Lemon Zest
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 1/2 Cup 1% Milk
- 3/4 Cup Non- Fat Greek Yogurt
- 3 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Cups Blueberry
Zest the Lemon . In Mixer Cream the Bananas and Lemon Zest
After the Bananas are creamed mix in the Apple Sauce, Milk, Yogurt, Eggs, and Vanilla.
After the Bananas and other ingredients are mixed together add the box cake mix.
Blend together until smooth
Spray the cake pans. We used ramekins and a small bundt pan. Round cake pans, rectangle pan or a large bundt pan can be used. The Dry Cake mix will recommend the size of pans. Just remember to spray the bottom and sides of the pans.
Pour the Cake mixture into cake pan. We used ramekins and a small bundt pan. But this
Add Blueberries to top of cake
Air Fry at 375 for 24 minutes. Or Oven Bake according to box usually 40 minutes
To test if the cake is done use a table knife. Using the knife down the middle of the cake. When the knife comes out clean the cake is done!
Enjoy with Ice Cream, Blueberry Syrup or even cool whip. Or if you are really feeling sassy have all three!!!!
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg