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Beth's Mom's Best Ever Banana Cake

Updated on December 5, 2011

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 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      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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      Marie Hurt 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Sounds yummy and pretty healthy.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 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.

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Canada

      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!! :)

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Canada

      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!! :)

    • Ardie profile image


      7 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

    • Trsmd profile image


      7 years ago from India

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

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      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 

      8 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

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      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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      9 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

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      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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      9 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. :) :)

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

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

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      9 years ago

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

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      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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      9 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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      Steven Escareno 

      10 years ago

      its okay. i appreciate the thought anyway.

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

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

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      Steven Escareno 

      10 years ago

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

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

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

    • jim10 profile image


      10 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.


    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada


      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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      Tammy Cornett 

      10 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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