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Old Fashioned Banana Cake

This old fashioned banana cake never disappoints.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Old Fashioned Banana Cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
  • 1 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts, (optional)


  • Mash bananas and set aside. Cream butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, sour cream and vanilla with mixer. Whisk together flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt. Pour into creamed mixture and mix until all ingredients are combined. Fold in bananas, chocolate chips and nuts mixing with a spoon.
  • Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray. Pour in cake batter and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 60-65 minutes until center tests done. Let cool 10-15 minutes. Makes 1 cake


We like this cake both with the chocolate chips and nuts and without either. Our favorite of the two is without the nuts and chips. You can experiment to your taste. It keeps well for several days in a cool place unrefrigerated.