Banana Cake

B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

Every time I hear bananas I think of Gwen Stefani. If you aren’t sure what

I am talking about check out the song here. The bananas part is pretty dang catchy!

Anyway, what do you do when you have a bunch of bananas starting to brown?

You make banana cake of course.

Sunday I was feeling a little spontaneous & totally in the mood to bake something,

so I decided to make a cake for work.

Luckily, I had everything to make this cake except buttermilk.

No worries, with a little googling I found you can create your own

buttermilk substitute with a little milk & vinegar. 

1 cup milk & 1 Tablespoon white vinegar. Viola!!

You can really make this cake 2 ways. First is to eat it as plain ole cake

& second is to add a frosting or sugary syrup.

I chose plain & it was a huge hit at work, but feel free to play with different toppings.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

1 1/3 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup buttermilk or milk & vinegar substitute mentioned above

3 ripe bananas (brown)

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Cream together butter, sugar & eggs.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add to butter mixture.

Mix buttermilk, bananas, walnuts & vanilla to butter mixture.

Grease & flour two 8″ layer pans or 1 bundt pan.

Heat oven to 350 & bake for 25 minutes. May need additional time if using a bundt pan.

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