Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Made for those of us who often only have time to bake in the wee hours of the morning (or when we are half asleep), this super easy banana cake offers a great way to use up the , overripe bananas sitting on the top of your refrigerator, and still make something that everyone will enjoy. It can be frosted or not, but I usually don't bother; it stands on its own. Another winner from "The Makings of a Meal."
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups mashed bananas (about 5 bananas)
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
- Pour into a greased or sprayed 9"x13" pan.
- Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.
- Can be frozen for later use.
How easy!!! I made muffins instead so they would be easy on the go. I followed the recipe ingredients but I only had 2 medium bananas that had been in my freezer for a month or so. I also only had butter. The recipe doesn't say to melt or soften so I went with softening it. Worked great!!! I baked them at the same temp for 25 minutes. I will definitely keep this recipe at arms length. Thank you for sharing :)
I made this cake the other day and found it to be extremely good. I made it just as written. It needs no icing, and is one of those snacks that you can eat on the run anytime of day. Hubby loved it. Thanks for an easy and quick recipe Sarah
What a great recipe to use when you have some overripe bananas but not a lot of time to prepare a recipe. I made the recipe using one-half regular flour and one-half whole wheat flour, and cooked the batter in muffin tins. The muffins came out moist and delicious, and were an instant hit with my son. I froze half of them, but I don't know how long they will last in the freezer -- they are that good! :)