Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Banana Cake

This recipe is from C & H company, and I have baked it many times. I was surprised to find the recipe in my mom's box as well. I recently made this for my birthday and used a maple frosting instead of the usual cream cheese one. Very moist cake.

Banana Cake
1 1/4 cups C&H Granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream together sugar, butter and nutmeg until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in greased 13x9 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
The cake with the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting: 4 cups C & H Powdered Sugar; 3 tablespoons milk; 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened; 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.

1 cake-12 servings

The orginial paper cut from a C&H sugar bag:
I think this recipe came out around 1969, as that is when I really started collecting recipes.


  1. Tried this one the other night, Glenda, and it was WONDERFUL. Thanks!

  2. I can't wait to try this, it is one of my family's favorites. One summer when we were in Door County we found a bakery that made the best banana cake. We went through an entire sheet cake because we just left it out and everyone picked at it as they walked by. Thanks for posting this!

  3. Thanks for your comment, Molly. Wow! a whole sheet cake, yummy.