Banana Cake Recipe

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this moist banana cake, perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a casual family gathering or a special celebration, this recipe is sure to please everyone’s taste buds.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the mashed bananas, yogurt (or sour cream), and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a tough cake.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Optionally, you can dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar or frost it with your favorite cream cheese frosting for an extra touch of sweetness.
  10. Slice, serve, and enjoy the moist and flavorful goodness of this homemade banana cake with friends and family!

(Note: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.)

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