Banana Cake

"Moist cake with nice banana flavor. Needs no icing."
photo by Dotty2 photo by Dotty2
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photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift dry ingredients together, set aside.
  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs and buttermilk to sugar mixture.
  • Combine dry ingredients into wet.
  • When incorporated, stir in mashed banana.
  • Pour batter into a greased, floured tube pan (angel food cake pan).
  • Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly, run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake, remove cake from pan.
  • Finish cooling cake on a wire rack.
  • Slice into wedges.

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  1. gluzius_9819871
    Made this cake before which was very good. Can I use butter instead old shortening?
  2. Dotty2
    This is a wonderful Banana Bread. I don't often make banana bread in a tube pan but will from here on in. This recipe is moist, nice height and has great flavor. I did put a glaze over the cake. Repeats on this one. Thanks Sheynath for sharing. Recipe swap #27 Aus/NZ
  3. Leslie
    We love Banana Cake, and this one is great! Packs well for my daughter's lunch and doubles as dessert in the evening. Excellent recipe! Made for Aussie Swap :)
  4. Lavender Lynn
    Good and easy is right! I did this exactly according to directions and it came out wonderful, although it baked about ten minutes longer than specified, in a Springform tube pan. DH and DD15 ate a third of the cake while it was still warm. Made for OZ/NZ swap April 2008.
  5. Crafty Lady 13
    Very good and easy cake recipe. The batter seemed a little thick when everything was mixed together so I added a little more buttermilk. I also threw in some chopped pecans and chocolate chips to use up some open bags that I had. I had forgotten that I lent my bundt pan to my MIL, so I made the cake in a 9 x 13 pan. Everything turned out great. Made for April, 2008 Aussie/NZ Swap.


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