Jake’s Banana Cake


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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 eggs

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.

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