The lovely and most awesome Ava recommended this recipe for A-Number-1 Banana Cake at allrecipes.com and I just had to try it out. I had bought a ton of bananas on sale and wanted to do something different with them. So I gave the recipe a shot!
Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, make sure each egg is incorporated into the batter very well.
Ava strongly recommended I mash the bananas as finely as I could, this is the best I could do. Add bananas to the batter.
Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk.
Always finish with the dry ingredients. This is a baking cardinal rule!
Ava also recommended adding chocolate chips over the walnuts, no problem! The recipe recommended dividing the dough into two cake pans but Ava said she just uses a large baking sheet and bakes it for 35 minutes and that is exactly what I did too.
This cake was perfect! Super moist, not difficult to make, tasty and fabulous! Obviously I give it five out of five wooden spoons, I liked it that much. I recommend this recipe especially for large families, it makes a TON of cake! So much so that a lot of it went to waste here even though I shared it with friends (it make a LOT of cake). Next time I will just divide the recipe in half.
Thank you so much Ava for this recommendation! I really did love it. It reminded me a lot of banana bread but it was more moist and decadent. The author of the recipe said the batter can be used to make loaves and muffins so I totally agree with him, this is a super versatile recipe. Bravo!
Debra She Who Seeks says
I like the prominence given to the beautiful white plate and silver fork in the first photo. They really enhance the presentation of the cake.
Hooray Suzie, so glad it was a hit, your photos look so yummy, the cake got some nice height and baked up so golden. You’re absolutely right, it does feed an army, I take it forgranted when I recommend recipes, because whenever I make this for the 5 of us, it usually disappears pretty darn quick. I do try new banana bread recipes from time to time, but they all seem to disappoint now, this is definitely my favourite and “go to” recipe.
I don’t like bananas. However, I do like banana bread – it is the only “banana flavored” thing I do like… So, I’m thinking I might like this cake! I really like the simplicity of the recipe!
Sarah P says
you said you put it in one large baking sheet – do you mean a “cookie sheet” type pan, or a 13 x 9 cake pan?
Suzie Ridler says
Sarah, I used like a deep brownie pan, I think it was 13 x 9, I’m bad at measurements but that sounds right.