recipe: banana cake.

i don't know why this is normally called banana bread, it seems more cake-like to me. the original recipe is a quickbread recipe from a bed+breakfast in hawaii--i've never been there, but it was the best recipe from the long list of b-bread recipes i've tried. it is super-moist, actually tastes like there might be bananas innit, and given my haphazard nature, almost foolproof. i've tweaked it only slightly, but it's more exact than my usual fistful/glug directions.

banana cake

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. dessicated coconut
1/2 c. almond slivers

cream butter and add sugar, a little at a time. beat in eggs. add vanilla, bananas, and sour cream; mix well. sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix well. add coconut and almonds. pour into a lightly greased square pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until done.


hello! we're banana cake/bread fans--we'll try your recipe!

hey maia

i was just reading your blog!

i like this recipe a lot. if you decide to try it, you can bake it in a traditional loaf pan so it's more like banana bread--just increase the cooking time by 15-20 minutes. let me know how it turns out for you.

wow! neat! thanks for visiting my blog! And thanks for the banana cake/bread tip!

Hello maia

Went to google Banada Cake and came across your bloggie :) Sounds like a good recipe - I think I will have to try it out. My sister and my mom love banana cake :p

BTW... I'm not a big baking fan, so this will probably sound stupid, but what do you mean by "1 stick of butter"? Are you refering to the regular block of butter that you buy in grocery stores?

Thanks a lot! :)

hiya! whoops, sorry. in the us, butter usually comes in a pound sized box, with 4 sticks of 4oz each. 1 stick of butter=1/2 cup of softened butter=4 oz.=8 tablespoons=113.4 grams. i hope one of those conversions helps!