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Banana Cake

I snipped this banana cake recipe from a farm publication called The Western Producer not too long ago. It is great served with warm caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Banana Cake
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  1. Mix butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs...and vanilla, bananas and buttermilk.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  4. Pour into a greased nine by thirteen inch pan...or two nine inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes...or until set in centre.
Warm Caramel Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Add sugar; cook until melted, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Stir in sour cream and cook for 1 minute. 
I have also used this cake as the base for my grandson's birthday cake. What could be more appropriate for a monkey cake than a moist banana cake recipe? I'll post instructions for the monkey cake below.


  1. Judy...that looks perfect for a mid-morning coffee break....or mid evening break...or anytime really! What a neat idea, carmel sauce...think I shall try that. Thanks for the post

  2. You probably know by now how much I love getting new delicious recipes. This is a keeper. I know because you recommended it and because it has buttermilk in it. That is always a good sign. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. nice to know the cake is so versetile....i love caremel sauce, over anything.

  4. Banana cakes make great b'day cakes Judy and this one looks very good..I esp like the idea of caramel sauce drizzled..nope make that poured over the cake!!
    And I love that 'monkey face' cake as son loves monkeys and he might just appreciate a cake like that at his next b'day..

  5. Oh Judy that warm caramel sauce is calling to me! Beatiful photo :0)

  6. I love banana cake and banana bread. I will try this, it looks delicious. You have a great blog!

  7. I made this wonderful Banana Cake Last night for supper. I didn't want to leave the carmel sauce on the stove, so I poured it on the cake just after I took it out of the oven. The cake had a lovely texture, was so moist...

    Big Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  8. I just made this cake and it's excellent. So quick to make and very moist. Thanks so much and I'll be coming back!

  9. Oh. . this looks just delicious. I was looking for my old banana cake recipe and couldn't find it. . now I need look no further.

  10. I made this for my family tonight-only a gluten free version. Instead of the regular flour I used a GF featherlight blend and added 2 tsp xantham gum. It turned out very well-everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for the good recipe!

  11. I do not like bananas much, but enjoy cooking especially food cake. Meetings not very good that this will taste like
    I will write again on my blog about this subject when completed

  12. I made this cake for my quilting group and my daughters family - was a huge hit.. one of the more moist banana cakes ever.

    thanks for sharing the receipe

  13. Absolutely the best banana cake I have ever made or tasted. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Absolutely the best banana cake I have ever made or tasted. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Hi Judy,
    Tried the Banana cake and it is now a keeper and family favorite.
    Thanks for the Great recipe.


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