Saturday, May 9, 2009

Banana Cake

~Heather also blogs at HEATHER LESSITER/It's All for the Best and The Fat Bottomed Girl.~

Banana cake is a favorite in my hubby's family and the recipe is super easy! It isn't exactly "from scratch" since you're kind of doctoring up a cake mix, but it tastes like it's from scratch and that's the key. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

1 yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups ripe, mashed bananas (about 3)
1 cup sour* milk
1/4 cup cold coffee
2 eggs

Grease and flour cake pan(s); set aside. preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass pan).

Beat all ingredients together for 2 minutes on high speed. Pour batter into prepared pan(s).

Bake: 9 X 13 pan- 40 to 45 min or 2 8in. or 9in. pans for 32 to 35 min.

Frost with your favorite type of frosting. I use this recipe.

*To sour milk, add 1 Tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup milk and let stand for about 10 minutes.


  1. Oh, no. My diet doesn't need this cake, but holy god this is going to be made this week regardless. YUM.

  2. If your bananas are getting too ripe but there aren't enough for a recipe, freeze them. Just peel and add to a ziplock bag and plop in the freezer. You can open the bag to add more bananas and then when you have enough for a recipe, just thaw them about half-way and use them. (When I thawed them all the way, there was a lot of liquid that collected in the baggie.)

  3. This looks YUM-O!

    Any suggestions for substitutes for the coffee? Water, maybe?


    Sylvia C.

  4. I am typically a horrible baker, but made this with my brother and everyone LOVED it. Thanks for sharing!


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