In honor of my mother, I am sharing a recipe for banana cake. She always made this to go to my dad's family reunion. Several family members asked for it again and again...so...yes, Nancy, I will continue with the tradition.
In the mixing process. It isn't this yellow, but you know how lighting and cell phone cameras are...
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup lt. brown sugar
3 large, ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup buttermilk
Cream this all together. Gently add:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking soda
-1/2 cup nuts are optional-
Bake in a non-stick 9 x 13 cake pan (or use nonstick spray) at 350 degrees for approx. 40 minutes.
Cool cake completely and then frost. Mom always used a buttercream frosting to appease Dad, but I prefer a cream cheese frosting. This is even tasty with a light chocolate frosting. To each his own!
Enjoy however you make it!
PS. Nancy...which frosting do you prefer?