Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This beats boring old banana bread any day! Frosting is optional, but if you have the time...what a treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and the sugars.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Mix in bananas and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  5. Stir in nuts.
  6. Pour into a vegetable oil-sprayed 13x9" pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool before frosting.
  9. TO PREPARE FROSTING: Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan.
  10. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Cool a bit.
  13. Gradually beat in powdered sugar till frosting reaches spreading consistency.
Most Helpful

One of the best banana cakes I've ever eaten! Made exactly as directed but in a 13 x 18 sheet pan resulting in a thinner cake. The best part of this recipe is the frosting, a quick and easy caramel frosting. I will be making this cake again and definitely using the frosting recipe on other cakes.

Franci April 22, 2013

I used very ripe bananas,not sure if it made a diff,but I used a stoneware(unglazed)13x9 pan.Instead of buttermilk,sour cream and didn't put in the nuts.It was fabulous!!! definately use it again! thx much!!

sixwalls February 19, 2010

I made this for a birthday party and no one liked it not even the little kids. I'm going to stick to banan bread...lots more flavor and not as dry

ourruffie April 29, 2008