Nutty Banana Cake

Nutty Banana Cake
3 dozen bananas! That’s how many I had at home. I brought some and my husband got some more and we got even more in our monthly ration (thanks to the navy). I had to do something with at least few of those bananas- and fast.

I had a long day, what with my youngest son’s birthday fast approaching so I wanted to bake something that was easy to make and appealing to everyone. Then I remembered the Banana Cake recipe my mother had given me. The resulting cake was super moist, fluffy, sweet and tender. It’s a good cake for almost any occasion –a birthday, dinner or anytime you have some extra bananas languishing in your kitchen.
This is a rather large cake so you might need 2 9-inch pans, esp if you intend to frost the cake.

2 ½ cups flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
¾ cup buttermilk
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup eggs( 3 eggs)
1 tsp salt
1 ¼ ripe bananas, mashed well
½ cup finely chopped nuts


Preheat your oven to 350 C. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients together and beat on low speed for 1 minute and the beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Pour mixture into a prepared baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed and pulls away from the sides of the pan

Golden Cake

Soft & Fluffy

Soft & Fluffy

My mother has been baking these cakes for a long long time. In fact I remember eating this even when I was in her womb..ok ok, maybe I am exaggerating a bit too much, but the point is if there is ANYTHING you want to try from this blog THIS IS IT (well I do hope I haven’t said this very same thing about anything else) have I? But really,I beseech you to try it. It’s outrageously effortless and tastes just DIVINE! Oh, do try it, you’ll thank me. I promise.

Golden Cake

2 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ cup table sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
½ cup + 1 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup milk, at room temperature
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

This is super super easy, and the texture is just WOW. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients together and beat half a minute on slow speed and then 3 minutes on high. Pour into a prepared (greased and floured) cake tin and bake at 190 C for 35 minutes or until a fork/skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  • August 2009
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