Quick Banana Spice Cake

Banana cake


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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
201 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 84mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This banana cake is just the right size for a small family, the perfect weekend cake for a busy family. Serve this banana cake as a snack cake or as a dessert. It's great with cream cheese frosting or whipped cream topping, or sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar.


  • 4 ounces butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 to 3 well-ripened bananas (mashed, about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • ground nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8 or 9-inch square pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and mashed banana until blended.

  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients and spices. Stir the dry ingredients into the first mixture until moistened.

  4. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger.

  6. Frost with a cream cheese frosting or sprinkle with powdered sugar.