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Banana Cake, Frosted Banana Cake Recipe, fluffy banana cake recipe

The Vintage Recipe Project: Banana Cake

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
This old-fashioned vintage banana cake recipe is light and fluffy just like when Grandma made it. This vintage cake recipe is from the 1940's and found in a cookbook from Dover Ohio
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 440 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
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  • Prepare two 9 inch cake pans by greasing them with solid shortening and flouring them.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix flour with all of the dry ingredients and whisk to incorporate.
  • Mash 3 bananas in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs to the butter and sugar one at a time and beat until fluffy.
  • Add buttermilk and vanilla to the bananas and mix well.
  • Fold banana mixture into the sugar, butter and eggs and mix well.
  • Slowly fold flour mixture into the other ingredients. Fold until all ingredients are moist.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the center spring back.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
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