Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

The best ever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 270°.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
  7. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  8. Stir in banana mixture.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
  11. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  12. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
  14. Spread on cooled cake.
  15. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.
Most Helpful

This is the best recipe I ever tried from the net, I didn't have butter milk though so I used instead full fat milk and it came out beautifully.
my kids loved it since it's very moist and juicy, unlike many of other recipes.
I would change one thing next time, reduce the icing sugar amount on the icing, it came out a bit too sweet to our taste. but as a whole. This is THE recipe for Banana cake.

Im Awni May 09, 2011

I made this today,It was wonderful, a lot lighter than it looks and not overley sweet. I will make this my permanent banana cake recipe! Thanks

Grama Jama April 24, 2011

Well, mine is still in the oven...smells great. But, I am not at a higher elevation, and it has been an hour, and still just batter in the middle. It is not even close to being done. I am taking the previous reviews advice, turned it up to 325 and we'll see if it gets done in time.

Brenda Crocker :) March 29, 2011