The Best Banana Cake / Bread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Yum! A classic recipe passed down through my family. I like to use very ripe older bananas for this and put them in a blender or food processor to get them super smooth! Also, use 1/4 cup of milk and 3/4 tsp vinegar for the buttermilk

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 Cake pan.
  3. Cream the sugar and shortening well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. Mix the flour with the baking soda and set aside.
  6. Mash the bananas and add the buttermilk to the banana mixture.
  7. Alternately add the flour mixture.
  8. Add the bananas to the creamed mixture.
  9. Add the vanilla and 1/2 cup pecans if you like and mix well.
  10. (use 1/4 cup of milk and 3/4 tsp vinegar for the buttermilk).
  11. I like to mash the bananas in the blender to make them smoother.
  12. Bake 35 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.
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SB6 April 02, 2009