Grandma Solberg's Banana Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I have never tasted a banana bread that I liked because my Grandma always made this cake instead when there were overripe bananas, and no banana bread can compare to this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg).
  3. Cream the butter and vanilla in a large bowl, gradually adding sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  5. Beat in dry ingredients.
  6. Add bananas and butttermilk.
  7. Bake in 9x9 pan for 35 - 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

This cake is awesome!!!! The nutmeg just makes it out of this world!!!! It is sooooo moist and creamy-cakey instead of like banana bread. We couldn't stop eating it. It is one of those cakes that doesn't even need icing, it's so good!! I saw that Grandma Solberg also has a brown betty recipe on Zaar that looks good (don't tell my mom, she gets into brown betty competitions with our neighbor Minh). Thanks for posting your grandma's great recipe!!

Chef Bobby Hill May 04, 2009

The nutmeg gave this cake an interesting taste but overall we were not that impressed. I threw most of it away.

Nettiek_64 October 04, 2008

Grandma Solberg's Banana Cake rocks!!! It's the nutmeg that takes the bananas to another taste level!! It's not over-banana-tasting like typical banana breads. I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk and it worked just great! This cake is moist and absolutely wonderful! Thank you Tex for such a great recipe!!

Chef*Lee February 05, 2008

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