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Old Fashioned Banana Cake Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Grease and lightly flour bundt pan
  • Bake for 38-40 minutes (top must spring back)
  • Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack before removing cake

In a large mixing bowl

Cream together:

  • ½ cup shortening (Crisco or 1 stick of room temperature butter)
  • 1½ cups sugar


  • 2 eggs, beat till fluffy and add to the sugar and shortening mixture

Sift the following, then add to above ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas)
  • ¼ buttermilk or regular milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

NOTE: As an alternative, you can use 1½ bananas plus ¼ cup applesauce instead of 2 medium bananas.

Items used for this recipe

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Nordic Ware Formed Bundt Pan, 12-Cup, Navy

Bellemain Stainless Steel 3 Cup Flour Sifter

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons Set for Dry or Liquid - Set of 7

Accmor 2pcs Powder Sugar Shaker Duster, Stainless Steel

Here are some pictures taken while making this recipe and the finished banana bundt cake

banana cake batter

banana cake cooling in bundt pan

top view of finished banana cake

banana cake cut open

You can also sprinkle some powdered sugar on the finished banana cake:

piece of banana cake on dish with powdered sugar

Hope you like this recipe! Thanks for reading!

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