Cakes and Pies

Crazy Banana Cake


  • 1.5 cups very ripe bananas (3 fresh bananas or 4 thawed, previously frozen bananas) 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour / plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup soft butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk (OR milk soured with one tbsp vinegar or lemon juice)

Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees. Grease and flour (or spray), a 9 x 13 cake pan. Mash banana and mix with lemon juice. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. If you’re making your own buttermilk, combine milk and vinegar (or lemon juice) in a small bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in bananas. Pour into cake pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 mins (or until knife comes out clean). Immediately place in freezer for 45 minutes. (if not completely cool upon removal from freezer, let cool further before icing).


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