Do you remember this old time favorite? I sure do. This cake is awesome. You must try this one.
2 cups sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick)
2 egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 crushed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites, beaten
Combine the sugar and butter. Beat on low speed until combined.
Add the egg yolks and beat on high speed until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Pour dry ingredients slowly into egg/sugar/butter mix alternating with milk, beating until incorporated.
Mash bananas and add them to the batter.
Add vanilla and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold into batter.
Pour batter into 2-9 inch prepared cake pans. You can also use 3-8 inch pans.
Bake 350 for 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
Cool before frosting.
1 cup milk
5 tablespoons all- purpose flour
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 stick butter)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
Stir the milk and flour together and mix over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until it thickens.
Set the milk aside to cool.
Combine the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla in a mixer. Beat on medium speed for 5 mins (colder butter will take longer) until the sugar is dissolved and you don’t taste the graininess anymore. It will be very fluffy.
Add the milk mixture to the butter mixture and stir until smooth
This looks yummy, but it is also interesting. I only know of banana bread, never heard of a Banana cake. The icing sounds just as interesting.
This is definitley not banana bread Ingrid. I love this cake and the butter cream frosting is yummy.
This banana cake was delicious. Made it for my husband this past weekend and between him and my grand-kids, it was gone in no time flat. Thanks for sharing.
– Shannon, the Crumb Cake Queen
Great to hear Shannon! I love this cake and want to make it again soon!
I’ve been searching for a good banana cake recipe… that’s my friend’s request for her birthday cake. I think I’ve finally found it! The picture looks great, takes me back to my mom’s banana cakes in my childhood! (Wish I had that recipe!) After seeing the picture, reading the ingredients, and seeing reviews…. I’m off to bake a cake! Oh, have to add, the buttercream frosting was a “must have” too!
Colleen, my Mom made this cake for us when were were kids. Brought back many memories. In fact, I was just thinking about making this again. 🙂 Please enjoy!!
This recipe sounds great! I want to try it as the top layer for my daughter’s birthday cake. How firm is the frosting? Do you think it hold up under fondant?
Jolene, the frosting is very fluffy (air filled) I’ve never used fondant. It might be too soft for that (?) Let me know how you like it. 🙂
Thanks for the reply Momma Latte. I made the cake for my daughter’s birthday today but used buttercream frosting cos I covered it in fondant. Everyone LOVED the cake! Thank you:)
Now that makes me happy! 🙂
I was really wanting to use browned butter frosting cut with some fresh whipped cream. What’s the sweetness level of the cake. Thanks
I made this for my daughter’s birthday I did use cream cheese frosting and homemade fondant but this cake is delicious everyone loved it thank you for the great recipe.
Great to hear! Happy Birthday to your daughter 🙂
Me again;) I’m making this cake again but this time using your frosting recipe. I’ve just mixed the butter and sugar for ages but it’s still grainy so going to put it over the double boiler to ‘melt’ the sugar. I hope this works. lol. What am I doing wrong? And when are you supposed to add the salt? It doesn’t specify in the recipe. Thank you!
Oops! Add the salt to the sugar/butter/vanilla mix. Strange, mine got very fluffy. I hope melting it doesn’t make it watery.