We start out making this cake by creaming the butter and sugar together. For new bakers, you don’t just mix it, you keep beating it until it is well incorporated and creamy. After they are creamed you add the eggs one at a time, mix till each egg is incorporated and then add the vanilla. Next the flour and buttermilk are added alternately, always start and end with the flour. Add a 1/3 of the flour – 1/2 of the buttermilk – another 1/3 of the flour – the last half of the buttermilk and then the final 1/3 of flour. Only beating until each ingredient is incorporated. That’s the trick to a nice soft cake.
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Best Ever Banana Cake
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more as necessary
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
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can you use frozen bannas instead of fresh?
Anonymous, Did you freeze fresh bananas? I think thawed frozen bananas would be fine in this.
Thanks for sharing.
I want to have a try.
This is great with strawberry icing too.
feipeng wu, thank you for stopping by! When you try it, please come back and tell me how it went for you!
Anonymous, when I read your comment about the strawberry frosting it was like a light went on! YES!! Bananas and strawberry, how perfect is that! Thank you!!
I have never heard of putting cake in the freezer to make it more moist, but I would love to try it. The caramel frosting looks yummy too!
This is my daughter-in-law’s favorite cake. I had never heard of putting one in the freezer for any reason… But it is dang good!
Oh you don’t know how happy I am this cake got some love! It’s fantastic isn’t it!! Thank you so much for coming back to comment on it, I hope your praise of the cake will help other people want to make it to!
Will make this recipe but one question….bake at 275….is this an error.
I baked at 275 for about 1 hr and 15 min checking every 5 min at the end. Good luck!
Thank you Melissa!
Anonymous, The oven temperature is not a mistake, it’s 275 degrees. let me know how it goes for you!
I use frozen thawed bananas all the time for banana cake…..just pop them in the microwave on a plate for about 20 seconds
9for 3 bananas) to get them soft enough but not hot……also cover a hot fresh cake with foil and seal the edges and the steam will have nowhere to go but back inside the cake……so moist!!
As a Southern Food Blogger with you I discovered your website on pintrest…Everything looks so delicious and mouthwatering…I can’t wait to try Banana Pecan Cake and I posted a link for your Orange Cake on another group I am in True Florida Cracker since someone was interested in an Orange Cake the other day. Thanks for sharing your creativity..if I don’t get around to making the cake the pictures are so beautiful I’ll just enjoy them for a while. Sunshinestatecooking.com
Sunshine State Cooking, oh your going to love this cake! Thank you so much for sharing the Orange Cake and supporting me here! Will be by to see you!
275 degrees is that fahrenheit or Celsius ?
Anonymous, yes 275 degrees fahrenheit is the right temperature.
I couldn’t get mine to cook. It was in for 1 hour and 5 minutes @ 275 and the center was still liquid. I’ve turned the oven up and hope it gets done. It looks great ….
Best Banana Pecan Cake!! I made it today, hubby loved it! Frosting was a little too sweet for me, but it was wonderful. Thank you!!
Anonymous your welcome, it was one of my husbands favorites too!
Looks delish! Can I make this into cupcakes, if so, does the temp and time change?
Jeanette, I’ve never made them into cup cakes. The time of baking will be less obviously, I’d up the temp to at least 325. Let me know how it goes for you!
I made this cake better a couple of days ago, frosted with Cream Cheese frosting. Made cupcakes out of it, 275 degrees (preheated oven first), cooked them for about 32 minutes. Didn’t place in the freezer, still very moist, When they were cool, I did put them in the fridge, frosted them the next day.
Took them to a potluck, everyone loved them. I also added nuts, had walnuts on hand so that’s what I used.
The recipe made 36 cupcakes, maybe forty, hubby ate a few unfrosted:)
Enjoy, it really is the best Banana Cake Ever:)