Best Banana Cake Ever

Cindy Rapkin


This is by far the best banana cake I have ever made. It makes a large 1/2 sheet cake, or 3-9 inch rounds or 2 9X13's Try it you won't be sorry!

★★★★☆ 4 votes
15 Min
35 Min


2 1/2 c
1 c
1 c
sour cream
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
3 c
1 Tbsp
ripe bananas, mashed (2 1/2 cups)


6 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
brewed, strong black coffee
1 tsp

How to Make Best Banana Cake Ever


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 1/2 sheet pan, or 3-9in rounds, or a 11X9 AND a 9x9. You can do two 9X11's but they arn't as high a cake. Any size is fine just fill 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  • 2Cream together the sugar and butter. It will be dry and crumbly. Add the eggs and beat well. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla.
  • 3In a separae bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add the mashed bananas and mix well.
  • 4Divide into pans, or all into a 1/2 sheet pan. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Adjust for pan sizes, a 1/2 sheet pan will take 45-min to an hour.
  • 5Cool a few minutes and remove from pan if desired, or just cool in the pan then only frost the top.
  • 6If removing, finish cooling on a wire rack. Note this cake freezes very well. So if you want you could freeze some for later.
  • 8Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl. Add the softened butter and mix on low speed until they are incorporated. Add the coffee and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • 9If it is too thick or you don't like coffee in your frosting use milk instead and use milk to thin if you don't like the thickness.
  • 10I did find that the two 9X13' baked a bit better. With the 1/2 sheet the middle fell a bit.

    I also tried a cream cheese frosting with this cake and it was yummy too.

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Course/Dish: Cakes