Banana Cake

Karen Donaldson


Time consuming yes but well worth it. So good on a cool Autumn morning with a warm cup of coffee.


★★★★★ 1 vote

9x13 cake or 2 layer cake.
15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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1 1/2 c
bananas, mashed, ripe
2 tsp
lemon juice
3 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
butter, softened
2 1/8 c
3 large
2 tsp
1 1/2 c


1/2 c
butter, softened
8 oz
package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp
3 1/2 c
powder sugar

How to Make Banana Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 275°
  • 2Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan
  • 3In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside
  • 4In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
  • 5In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy
  • 6Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
  • 7Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  • 8Stir in banana mixture.
  • 9Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 10Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
  • 11Frosting
  • 12Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • 13Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14Add powder sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
  • 15Spread on cooled cake
  • 16Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired

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