Old Fashioned Banana Cake, so moist and yummy, perfect on it’s own or frosted. A delicious Dessert or Snack Cake.
I can’t tell you how many times I have made this now. When my husband sees bananas just a tad overripe, his first question is “are you making that cake today”?
Dinner the other night with friends, I put the Banana Cake on the table and our chef friend commented “ahh the cake”! So yeah it’s a good one.
Why Old Fashioned you ask? Because it is a really old recipe, from my Mom’s collection. Sometimes you just can’t beat those.
It’s quick and easy and tastes delicious frosted or unfrosted. I usually make enough frosting for me, because I love the stuff, especially a simple delicate Cream Cheese Frosting.
Old Fashioned Banana Cake
The Italians and half Italians in this house, aren’t crazy about icing or frosting, so plain or a simple dusting of powdered sugar is all they need.
Whether you are making this Old Fashioned Banana Cake for Dessert or Snack, Frosted or Plain I really hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Enjoy!
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- 1/3 cup butter (75 grams)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (not packed) (150 grams)
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla (3.15 grams)
- 1 egg
- 2 mashed bananas (ripe)
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour (187.50 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (5 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (3.5 grams)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (1.4 grams)
- 2 tablespoons sour milk ** (30 grams)
- 1/4 cup butter (56.5 grams)
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cream cheese (63 grams)
- 2 1/2 cups icing / powdered sugar (312.5 grams)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (1.05 grams)
- 2 tablespoons cream (28.5 grams)
Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square or round cake pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl beat together butter, sugar and vanilla, until light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes), add the egg and beat, add the mashed bananas and beat to combine.
To the Creamed mixture alternately add the dry ingredients with the sour milk, beat on high until smooth.
Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting. Enjoy!
** mix together 2 tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice, let sit 10-15 minutes.
In a medium bowl beat butter and cream cheese until creamy approximately one minute. Add icing sugar a little at a time, continue beating, add salt and cream beat approximately 3 minutes until fluffy.