Going Bananas with banana cake

This was one of those rare occasions where I was eagerly waiting for my bananas to go  overripe. Yes not by default but by desire. After all I wanted to try my hand (and mouth) at the very popular American banana cake. So then this is what it was. 

Fairly easy to make and equally delicious. And when my kid loved it, then I was sure I could send it for the ongoing event Kid's Delight started by  Srivalli and now being hosted by Give me some spice.

Banana Cake Recipe
Recipe Source: Cooking and Me


  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1.5 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 ripe medium size bananas

  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter, melted

  • 3/4 cup sugar, white or brown (if you like darker colour, use brown)

  • 1 egg, whisked

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract / 1 tsp coffee powder

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk/ sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 175C (350F).

  2. Put flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk it well

  3. Mash the ripe bananas in a large bowl with a spoon or process in a food processor. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine melted butter with the mashed bananas. Stir in sugar, whisked egg, buttermilk and vanilla.

  4. Stir in sifted flour, one third at a time. No need to stir too hard, just fold and incorporate all ingredients thoroughly.

  5. Transfer mixture into a greased 4x8 inch baking pan. Bake for about 30 mins or till the top is brown and passes the skewer test.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. Enjoy!

  1. If you feel too tired of mashing banana with a spoon, use a food processor. Just process bananas for a few seconds if you’d like to retain some texture.

  2. I found it’s better not to use an electric mixer for making banana cake. Use a spoon or whisk just to incorporate all ingredients together without over-stirring. The cake would be turned out really soft.

Hope your kids also love it!!

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