Banana-Clementine Wacky Cake with Pomegranate Sauce

Go for the unexpected with this fun cake! An assortment of fruity flavors mix together to create this delicious cake.

Banana-Clementine Wacky Cake with Pomegranate Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded clementine peel or tangerine peel

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg or ground nutmeg

  • cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • ¼ cup clementine juice or tangerine juice

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • cup chopped mixed nuts or pecans

  • 1 recipe Pomegranate Sauce

Pomegranate Sauce

  • 1 cup currant jelly

  • cup pomegranate seeds

  • 2 tablespoon clementine juice or tangerine juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In an 8x8x2-inch baking pan stir together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, clementine peel, salt, and nutmeg.

  2. Add bananas, melted butter, clementine juice, and vinegar to the flour mixture; stir just until combined, making sure to stir to the corners of the pan. Sprinkle nuts over top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (center may dip slightly). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Serve with Pomegranate Sauce.

Pomegranate Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan heat and stir currant jelly until melted. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in pomegranate seeds and clementine juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
11g Fat
66g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 38%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 181mg 4%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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