Fluffy Banana Cake

Fluffy Banana Cake

28 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Carol
Recipe by  Carol

“This is another one of my mother's old recipes.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9 inch layer cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch layer cake pans. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well. Blend in the buttermilk. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with mashed banana to the egg mixture while beating. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake cake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool on wire racks. Fill and frost the cake with whipped cream.

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Reviews (28)

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TUNISIANSWIFE
37

TUNISIANSWIFE

wonderful flavor and texture. The title of this recipe speaks true. I replaced shortening with butter, and added 1 1/4 cup mashed banana that I had in the freezer. Made in a 9x13 pan and baked in my oven for 45 minutes. I made a 'review' mini muffin and this is outstanding. Light and airy but yet rich tasting w/the butter substitution. Made 'WHIPPED CREAM CREAM CHEESE FROSTING' recipe from this site (by Tom) and if you have never tried this frosting, it is a must. It is so addictive and is the perfect compliment to this cake, as the frosting is very light and whippy and not sickening sweet. Made a day ahead for a treat to the co-workers tomorrow. Thanks for this lovely and easy recipe.

GodivaGirl
21

GodivaGirl

This cake was NOT fluffy or cake like. This tastes exactly like dense banana bread. I followed the basic directions except subbed real butter for the shortening and cut back on the white sugar slightly. After reading reviewers problems with sticking I decided to try muffins. I got 12 nice sized muffins (used liners) cooked in 18 minutes. This does have a light banana flavor. I used the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting recipe by Tom (which was fantastic). I will continue to try banana cake recipes from this site that are actually fluffy and taste like cake.

STARDUST_331
15

STARDUST_331

This cake is SOO good. I can't even believe how much flavor 2 bananas gave it. It was too sweet so I will only use 3/4 cup of sugar next time. Beware! The buttermilk will curdle the batter upon adding it! This is normal! I threw it out and tried it again the next day with a new carton, and then realized it was fine the first time. This cake is fluffy as it claims, and has a really delicious crust. I also used butter instead of shortening and will do the same next time.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 418 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 46.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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