Banana Cake

January 20, 2010

This was the cake I made for my son’s 2nd birthday party.  And again for his 3rd.   He and our adult guests flipped over it.   With the whole wheat flour and bananas, you don’t need to feel so guilty about serving something sweet.  It is fantastic with or without the frosting.

1 1/2 cups unbleached flour                            1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup whole wheat flour                               1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda                                             2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt                                                        2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon                                              2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°   Combine flours through cinnamon.  Set aside.   In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar.   Add eggs, vanilla, bananas.   Add flours, then  buttermilk.   Pour into 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 30 minutes.

Optional Cake Icing Recipe:

1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 bag powdered sugar

Let cake cool before icing.   In small saucepan, melt butter with vanilla over low heat.   Add in milk.   Gradually add in sugar with mixer or immersion blender and blend until smooth.   Pour over cake and let cool.  Note:  this recipe makes a lot of icing- you may not need all of it.

Iced Banana Cake

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3 Responses to Banana Cake

  1. Tuesday’s List | The Sweetest on November 2, 2010 at 5:41 am

    […] am a bit late in posting, but Hayden had a birthday last week.  It was full of cake, and pumpkin muffins, and chasing girls at the park.  Followed by a sugar meltdown, a nap, and […]

  2. […] party, which was at 10 am.  Everybody devoured them, Hayden included (yes, even after he had two pieces of cake).  These sweet, wholesome muffins make a great breakfast or brunch treat, especially during the […]

  3. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook on April 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Adorable picture 🙂 The cake recipe sounds amazing!


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