Banana Cake


  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 or 3, very ripe)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk or yogurt (powdered buttermilk is fine)
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour

Get out your favorite big bowl. Peel the bananas and mash them with a whisk until they are quite mushy almost liquid. Cream in the sugar. Add the buttermilk, melted margarine, eggs and vanilla. Beat until it is smooth and satiny. You may use electric beaters if you prefer, but a whisk works really well. Add the salt, baking powder and flour. Mix again until all is lump free and sort of fluffy. Turn the mixture into a well oiled 9 by 13-inch rectangular pan or two round cake pans. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes. The cake is done when it is golden brown, the edges have pulled away from the sides of the pan, and the top springs back when pressed lightly in the center. Cool thoroughly and if desired, frost with chocolate or vanilla frosting. I personally prefer it plain or with a little dusting of powdered sugar.

Slice of Banana Cake

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