Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Moist cake with nice banana flavor. Needs no icing.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together, set aside.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and buttermilk to sugar mixture.
  5. Combine dry ingredients into wet.
  6. When incorporated, stir in mashed banana.
  7. Pour batter into a greased, floured tube pan (angel food cake pan).
  8. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool slightly, run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake, remove cake from pan.
  10. Finish cooling cake on a wire rack.
  11. Slice into wedges.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful Banana Bread. I don't often make banana bread in a tube pan but will from here on in. This recipe is moist, nice height and has great flavor. I did put a glaze over the cake. Repeats on this one. Thanks Sheynath for sharing. Recipe swap #27 Aus/NZ

Dotty2 April 09, 2009

We love Banana Cake, and this one is great! Packs well for my daughter's lunch and doubles as dessert in the evening. Excellent recipe! Made for Aussie Swap :)

~Leslie~ December 18, 2008

Good and easy is right! I did this exactly according to directions and it came out wonderful, although it baked about ten minutes longer than specified, in a Springform tube pan. DH and DD15 ate a third of the cake while it was still warm. Made for OZ/NZ swap April 2008.

Lavender Lynn April 15, 2008