Banana Cake I


This old-fashioned banana cake recipe uses buttermilk for extra complexity in flavor.

3 layer cake


  • 3 cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ⅛ teaspoons baking soda

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups mashed bananas

  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C). Grease and flour 3, 9-inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift the flour with the baking powder and soda.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine, sugar, and salt. Add eggs one at a time to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

  4. Add alternately to the creamed mixture the flour mixture, the bananas, and the buttermilk. Add vanilla, and mix well. Pour into the well greased pans.

  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool and frost with your choice of icings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
13g Fat
73g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.