Freeze Dried Banana Cake

I am not much of a cake person.  I have cheesecake for my birthday every year.  Cake just isn’t really my thing.  But there is one cake I’ve never actually been able to forget; it was that good. A good friend’s mom made it often when I was in high school, but I haven’t had it since.

Bananas are such a good source of essential nutrients we need. Turning them into something useful for emergencies, and also a healthy snack, is something new and I suggest you should give it a try. A freeze-dried banana cake? Yes, you heard it right. But I also wonder what’s the difference between free-dried and dehydrated.


I decided to try to re-create it using freeze dried bananas because believe me, this cake is good enough to make any situation better.  This recipe is made with 100% shelf-stable ingredients.  I have all of these items in my food storage (or my “own home store”):

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Freeze Dried Banana Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Misty
  • 2 cups [url href=””]freeze dried bananas[/url] (not dehydrated) crushed to a powder.
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cups [url href=””]white wheat flour[/url]
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. [url href=””]salt[/url]
  • 1 cup [url href=””]butter powder[/url]
  • 2 cups [url href=””]sugar[/url]
  • 4 Tbsp. [url href=””]whole egg powder[/url]
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup [url href=””]instant milk powder[/url]
  • 2 cups water
  1. Preheat oven to 275.
  2. Mix banana powder and all other dry ingredients.  Add lemon juice, vanilla, and water.
  3. Mix on low until combined.  Then, mix on medium-high for two full minutes.
  4. Pour into greased 9×13 inch pan and bake for about one hour (until toothpick comes out clean).
  5. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for at least 45 minutes (I do this with all cakes; it makes them very moist).
  6. Spread cream cheese frosting over cooled cake and enjoy!

If you are looking for a “perfect cream cheese frosting,” Kate over at Our Best Bites has one you can use.  It is fabulous! (just click on the link above)

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Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.

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