Thursday, March 31, 2011

Banana Cake

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, 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
2 eggs
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?


  1. Yum! This looks delicious! How do you make your cream cheese frosting? Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi, Jan. Thank you for the frosting recipe and the kind words. I'm enjoying your blog, too!


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