I got this banana cake recipe a few years ago from AllRecipes.com. I always have bananas in the freezer, and sometimes I get tired of making the same old banana bread recipes again and again.
This recipe for banana cake is quick and easy. The original recipe suggests a cream cheese or chocolate frosting, but I found it was sweet and moist enough with it.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 ripe, mashed bananas
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray two 8-inch pans (or a bundt pan, like I did).
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream butter with both sugars.
Butter with white and brown sugar
4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
5. Add bananas
6. Alternate mixing in flour mixture with buttermilk
7. Stir in nuts
8. Pour into pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes (I baked my bundt cake for about 45).
The end result! (unless you want frosting)
My family and I always think it’s funny that recipe reviews always say, “This recipe was great! All I did was [change five things about the recipe] and we loved it!”
Still, I sometimes try those changes if they appeal to me. Here are a few modifications that were suggested at AllRecipes.com:
1. Use sour cream instead of buttermilk
2. Fill the pan halfway with batter, line it with sliced bananas, then pour remaining batter on top of the bananas
3. Instead of walnuts, use chocolate chips (ooh, my family would hate this)
4. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (oh yes. I will definitely do this.)
And in case you don’t already know how to make your own buttermilk (which is what I always do), check out this video: