When I was visiting my daughter in January, she made this delicious cake. It is her husband’s grandmother’s recipe. Banana Cake.
I have several banana bread recipes that my family loves, but I did not have a banana cake recipe. I don’t ever remember eating Banana Cake before.
I had some overripe bananas the other day, so I tried making it myself. The cake is moist, delicious and very easy to make. Try it!
Jake’s Banana Cake
3/4 cup butter
2 and 1/4 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups mashed bananas (that is about 2 medium bananas–very ripe are the tastiest!)
3/4 cup sour milk (sour the milk by first putting 1 teaspoon of white vinegar into the measuring cup, then fill to the 3/4 cup line with milk–stir–the milk will thicken)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together with a mixer the butter, sugar and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir with a fork. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the mashed bananas. Combine completely, but don’t over-mix. Stir in the vanilla.
Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool and serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar over the top.