Great Aunt Hilda's Banana Cake

Great Aunt Hilda's Banana Cake Recipe

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Carrie Hoeller


This is a recipe handed down in my family from my Great, Great Aunt!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
    melted butter
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 5
    very ripe bananas (black is great) mashed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    sour milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda (mixed into sour milk)
  • 3 c

How to Make Great Aunt Hilda's Banana Cake


  1. Blend melted butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time until well blended. Mix in mashed bananas.
  2. Mix baking soda into sour milk (can be made with 1 tbls vinegar or lemon juice mixed into the milk) Be will expand!! Mix 1 cup four into batter, then 1/3 of the milk, another cup of flour, another 1/3 of the milk, the last cup of flour and final 1/3 of milk. Make sure batter is well blended.
  3. Pour into greased and floured cake pans. Makes 3-8" pans, or 2-9" pans, or 1 Bundt pan.

    Bake at 300 for 45-60 minutes

    Let cool completely and ice with your favorite icing. Particularly good with home made chocolate icing!!

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About Great Aunt Hilda's Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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