Beth's Mom's Best Ever Banana Cake

An all time favorite year round.  It's easy to make...even the children can get their hands into it!


1 ½ cup flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

½ cup oil

1 ½ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking powder

½ cup sour milk

2-3 bananas, ripe

½ cup nuts, chopped

To make the sour milk, add ½ tsp. vinegar to the milk and let sit for 5 minutes.

Mix the ingredients together in the order listed. When mixed thoroughly, you can turn it out into a large cake pan and bake at 350 ° F for 50 minutes or until done. I suggest lining the baking pan with parchment paper so that it is easier to take the cake out of the pan after baking.

This cake freezes extremely well. In fact, the kids and I quite often freeze the cake and slice off thin slices. We enjoy these frozen slices as they taste very much like frozen banana ice cream. Makes a great hot summer day treat!

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Beth100 3 years ago from Canada Author

Denise -- lol I can't stay away from chocolate, and I can't stay away from this cake!! I freeze it, slice it thin and eat it like ice cream! lol Sometimes, my mom incorporates chocolate into this recipe (I don't know how she does it) and it is undeniably ADDICTIVE! One cake is never enough (and that's just for me!!) LOL Thank you for the votes and for sharing! Hugs!!

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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Sounds yummy and pretty healthy.

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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Banana Cake is my favorite cake flavor, after chocolate. I miss being able to buy this from the bakery. Thanks for the great recipe and I'm giving this a try this week. :) UP/U/I/A and sharing.

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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Ardie -- No need to wait until tomorrow to obtain sour milk! Add 1/2 tsp. vinegar to the milk and let it stand 5 minutes and VOILA! sour milk! :) Enjoy!! :)

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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Trsmd -- thank you for sharing and pinning! I think that you are the first to pin one of my hubs!! :) thank you and enjoy your cake!! :)

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I see bananas on my table and Im hungry...too bad I dont have any sour milk!!! Tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow I will get some and try this - it looks WONDERFUL

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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Great tips about this simple recipe from banana. Really loved it and try it. Thanks for SHARING and pinned it.

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Beth100 5 years ago from Canada Author

Dr. Jisana - It's very good! I hope that you enjoy it, and hope that you had a very Merry Christmas! Hope to hear from you soon!

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Dr. JISANA 5 years ago

So mouthwatering recipe!!:)i havnt tried cakes with banana,nw plenty in my native,so hoping fr a really merry xmas ,let me try this out...will get back 2 u soon

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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Mih36 -- Oh, frozen chocolate covered bananas...or try my caramel sauce drizzled over bananas. Oh, sooo scrumptous! Now you've done it -- I have banana cravings! :D

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Mih36 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for this delicious sounding banana cake. I just love banana everything lol pudding, ice cream, cake, anything with banana. Even some strong banana drinks heh

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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Oliversmum -- This is my second favorite cake my mom bakes (the first is her carrot cake) and during the hot summer months, I freeze it and serve it frozen. Tastes just like ice cream and the kids go crazy for it. Hope your grandchildren will like it! Thank you leaving a wonderful comment.

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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

beth100. Hi. This recipe sounds delicious, My family do love bananas especially my Grandchildren, so this is a must try cake for me. Thanks to your mum for the recipe and you for sharing it with us. :) :)

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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Lecie -- If you love bananas, then you'll really love this cake! Enjoy!

Lecie 6 years ago

sounds great...i'll give it a try. thanks for posting.

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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

PDH -- Wish I were super mom... I'd be a blur of blue and a flashing cape! lol Enjoy your weekend Maita! xox

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Plus banana is nutritious as well, you rock. I wish I can be a super mom like you, happy hubby you have, Happy weekend, Maita

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Stevennix2001 7 years ago

its okay. i appreciate the thought anyway.

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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Steven - I'd mail you some, but how do you attach cake to email?

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Stevennix2001 7 years ago

hmmm..i always loved banana cake, i'l have to try it out sometime. thanks for the recipe

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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Let me know how you like it! Thanks for your comments.

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jim10 7 years ago from ma

This banana cake sounds just like my banana bread recipe. I never tried adding the sour milk though. I will give that a try.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author


This is the only recipe that I use, and when I bake, it's in large batches!! After writing about food for the past 3 hours, I'm a little hungry!!!

Thank  you for your feedback and enjoy!


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TamCor 7 years ago from Ohio

This sounds wonderful--I'm saving this so I can try it out--we love banana cake!:)

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