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Although bananas are among the most highly consumed fruits in our home, it seems there are always enough in the pantry, perfectly ripe for baking.


banana cake

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sour cream

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

Heat oven to 350F. Butter and lightly flour a 9-by-13 inch pan.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix the sour cream, bananas and vanilla extract. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the sour cream mixture to the butter mixture. Fold in the wheat germ.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners sugar.


Recipe adapted from Family Fun Magazine