Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I find this to be super sweet but its oh so yummy! This is great as cup cakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Beat in bananas and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in nuts.
  4. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. If desired for frosting, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.
  9. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost the cooled cake.
Most Helpful

These were yummy. I made into 18 cupcakes which were done in 20 minutes. I didn't make the frosting b/c I had leftover chocolate ganache from Chocolate Truffle Cake. They were wonderful with the chocolate but I'm sure they'd be delicious w/ the brown sugar frosting also. Thanks for sharing this recipe; made for 1-2-3 tag.

appleydapply May 01, 2009

Very sweet and reminds me of a classic spice cake. The brown sugar frosting is a recipe to itself, something you will be glad to know how to do, and a great match to the banana cupcake. We made two sizes of cupcakes and the tiny ones are magnificent!

Lavender Lynn January 07, 2009

This cake is so yummy - we did make them as cupcakes. Ours came out moist and very flavorful. I did add a bit more bananas, as I like them to be very 'banana-y'. The frosting, in our opinion, makes the cake. I think I'd eat the frosting by itself, it was that good. We'll definitely be making these again. Thanks for posting!

knitaholic October 11, 2007