Thursday, February 5, 2009

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

Mix butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs...and vanilla, bananas and buttermilk.
Stir in dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Pour into a greased nine by thirteen inch pan...or two nine inch round cake pans.
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

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add sugar; cook until melted, stirring occasionally. 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.


15 comments:

  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

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  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.

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

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  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 well..my son loves monkeys and he might just appreciate a cake like that at his next b'day..

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

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

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  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.

    Barbara

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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
    Thanks

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  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

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

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

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

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