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

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  1. Looks pretty good. I made some banana muffins today. What icing did you use on this?

    • hey thanks…well i just used the basic butter cream icing on this one…though i feel its tastes as good without any

  2. I like this recipe. In my opinion, the buttermilk helps to get softer cake….so where possible, I add buttermilk instead of whole milk. Your cake look fluffy and soft. 🙂

    • thanks sonia…actually its real difficult to get buttermilk here so most times i subs with works fine…


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