This is the recipe for the banana birthday cake I baked for Strong_Bow79 and brought to Squished tubers and dead bird: An orphans' Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, by the time we sang 'Happy Birthday' and watched him try to blow out the trick re-lighting candles, everyone was too stuffed (no pun intended) to eat more than a sliver of cake. But, hey, that's ok, it'll be breakfast for my kids for the next week :-) since it's chock full of fruity delicious goodness (and monkeys love bananas...)

Banana Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder


Cream butter and sugar until fluffy; add mashed banana and beat well. Add egg yolks singly. Add soda to sour cream. Sift flour with baking powder. Beat egg whites until stiff. Blend soda and sour cream mix into batter. Add flour slowly, then fold stiff egg whites in. Turn into greased pan, and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Makes, at best guess, a 9" round cake(?) - I don't know, I never make just one batch, it's always at least doubled..

My recommendation as far as icing is Buttercream Icing, but Banana Icing works well, too.