Quick Banana Spice Cake

Banana Cake Recipe
Diana Rattray
Ratings (6)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 12 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
201 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
(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 3well-ripened bananas, mashed, about 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cupbuttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon
  • ground nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees 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.

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