Very moist cake; great as a snack! Use bananas that are starting to turn black.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs and beat well. Dissolve soda in the sour cream and add it to the butter mixture. Beat well. Add the mashed bananas and mix in. Add cake flour and mix well. Stir in vanilla extract.

  • Pour batter into a 9x9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 174 mg sodium. 39.4 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this for my husband last night and he loved it!!.. I didnt have cake flour so used all purpose..I made it in a bundt pan and then piped "Cream Cheese Frosting II" all over the top.. I then sprinkled some finely chopped walnuts to finish it off.. My husband likes cold cake so I put it in the fridge and he absolutely loved it!.. Kiki (Brampton ON Canada) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
I was not super impressed with this recipe which was really disappointing given all the rave reviews! I wonder if my bananas may have been too overripe though - the reason we didn't love this is it was just too sweet. And it didn't turn out as dense as we would have liked either. Maybe I'll try it again with bananas that aren't black yet and see if that makes a difference. Read More
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294 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 61
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this for my husband last night and he loved it!!.. I didnt have cake flour so used all purpose..I made it in a bundt pan and then piped "Cream Cheese Frosting II" all over the top.. I then sprinkled some finely chopped walnuts to finish it off.. My husband likes cold cake so I put it in the fridge and he absolutely loved it!.. Kiki (Brampton ON Canada) Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this for my husband last night and he loved it!!.. I didnt have cake flour so used all purpose..I made it in a bundt pan and then piped "Cream Cheese Frosting II" all over the top.. I then sprinkled some finely chopped walnuts to finish it off.. My husband likes cold cake so I put it in the fridge and he absolutely loved it!.. Kiki (Brampton ON Canada) Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2005
This cake is WOW!!!! I am so picky about cakes regarding whether they are moist and flavorful. This cake/recipe is really superb. I am so glad I went with this recipe of the many banana cake recipes on this site. The reason I did was that I did not want to buy a whole container of buttermilk that the other more highly rated recipe had. This banana cake called for sour cream and cake flour and I had both at home. I do find that cakes that call for cake flour are more tender and moist and this one holds true. Like other reviewers suggested...I used 3 bananas which measured 1½ cups of mashed banana. I followed the recipe exactly. This is the most delicious cake I have made in a long, long time. My six year old son asked if he can have this cake for his birthday cake next year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
One word - ohmigosh!! I love bananas and this is the best recipe I have tried for Banana Cake (I have tried several on this site). It is moist fluffy easy and deee-li-cious!! What's more it is the perfect size - 9 in. square pan - for a small family or a small get-together. You don't have to worry about eating leftovers for the entire week although this is sooo good you WOULD want to eat this cake for an entire week. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
Absolutely wonderful! Instead of using 1 cups of banana I used 5 bananas and the cake turned out with that 'banana-y omph' I didnt have cake flour so i used bread flour and take away about 3.5 tablespoon away. Also i used brown sugar cos we didnt have much white sugar left Overall this recipe is great! Moist and full of flavour. I suggest u use more than 1 cup of bananas though.. I love mine!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2008
Great cake. Instead of sour cream I added same amount of milk. That could be why my cake took at least 15 more mins to back. The outside was crusty and brown while the instead was still soft. Overall however it's a great cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent! Baked this in an 8x11 pan and frosted it with Cream Cheese Frosting II (on this site). I used 3 blackening bananas which came to about 1 1/2 cups but I forgot the vanilla extract. Used all-purpose flour and it worked just fine. The cake is fantastic very moist and superb banana flavor. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2007
Amazing! Other than substituting yogurt for the sour cream I used the recipe as written and it turned out delicious! Highly recomended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
Excellent recipe! If you've ever tried one of the banana cakes sold in the tropical countries then this thing is as close as it gets!! I have gathered quite a few banana cake recipes over the years but this one is head and shoulders above the rest! Used 3 medium bananas. Substituted cake flour for all-purpose 1:1. Didn't have butter on hand so used 8Tbls of corn oil. Added 1 cup( 100g) of chopped walnuts everything else is exactly as listed in the recipe. Don't reduce sugar it's really at it's best with 1 1/4 cups! Baked in the 8.5 x 4.5inch pound cake rectangle at 340F for 1hour. Results are above all expectations! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2008
I was wavering between this and the Banana Cake VI and I'm really glad I picked this one! Used all-purpose flour and scaled the recipe to 18 servings for a two-layer cake added chocolate chips to the batter then iced with cream cheese icing. I love banana everything and this far exceeded even my high hopes! I couldn't get enough of it. Two layers in 9" round pans baked for about 25 minutes so watch it if you alter it some. Absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to have an excuse to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
I was not super impressed with this recipe which was really disappointing given all the rave reviews! I wonder if my bananas may have been too overripe though - the reason we didn't love this is it was just too sweet. And it didn't turn out as dense as we would have liked either. Maybe I'll try it again with bananas that aren't black yet and see if that makes a difference. Read More
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