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The Best Banana Cake {And Happy Birthday to Dave}

Makes one 8X8 inch pan. (I always double for a 9X13 pan--you'll want to do the same! ;))
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author www.monicaswanson.com


  • CAKE:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas I always go generous here
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste or equal amount pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar


  1. FOR CAKE (easily mixed by hand)
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together sugar, sour cream, butter and egg. Add mashed bananas and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Add flour, salt, and baking soda; mix well. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until sides are golden and toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  3. FROSTING: Combine butter and heavy cream. Scrape vanilla from bean and stir in well. Add powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth consistency. Frost cake and serve!
  4. ENJOY!