Banana Cake for the Typical 20-Something-Year-Old Grandma

20180316_091439Recipe: Banana Cake for the Typical 20-Something-Year-Old Grandma
Vendor: Yours Truly!
Calories: Who cares!

Time: 1 hr 30 min (15 min prep)
Rating: ★★★★★ (I’m biased, but also from what I hear)


Banana Cake Ingredients

  • 3 – 5 fresh bananas
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  2. Grease and flour 9 x 13 cake pan (The easiest thing I found was to use Crisco sticks).
  3. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and juice from one lemon together (I found the back of a fork if the most effective way).
  4. In a different medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar (this works best with a KitchenAid mixer).
  6. Continuing in the large bowl, beat in eggs one at a time.
  7. Pour vanilla into large bowl.
  8. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk into large bowl.
  9. Add bananas into large bowl.
  10. Pour batter into cake pan.
  11. Bake for about an hour and a half (so long, but so worth it!). Time may very by oven. Usually when you can really smell it, it’s done. Use a fork to test the middle. It is done when the fork comes out clean.
  12. Let cake cool overnight (if you bake it after dinner).



Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar


  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together (again, KitchenAid mixer works best).
  2. Pour in vanilla.
  3. Beat in powdered sugar on low speed (otherwise it explodes everywhere!)






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