Most Versatile Banana Cake Recipe Ever!

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Getting out of the house when you are a stay at home is a must. Just as important is finding some other moms to connect with. Building a tribe of supportive mom-friends is never easy. Thankfully, I”ve been able to combine getting out of the house and building my tribe by going to my church’s Playgroup.
Playgroup is literally my sanity-saver. The kids play and the moms (and dads) hang out and drink coffee. Really what could be better.
This year I volunteered to bring snack once a month. Usually, they ask for a loaf of some kind. So I busted out my favourite banana bread recipe and got to work.

Most Versatile Banana Cake Recipe Ever

Left: Cupcakes filled with caramel and frosted with Buttercream. Centre: Donut Holes drizzled with glaze. Right: Muffins with chopped pecans on top.

The best part of this recipe is that it’s so versatile. I literally use it for everything, banana bread, muffins, donuts and even cupcakes. I severed these banana cupcakes at my wedding, each filled with smooth caramel and topped with a delicious buttercream.
It also freezes really well. I actually made several batches (5 to be exact) and froze them. That way I won’t have to worry about remembering to make something until the new year.  I made some loaves but also some mini muffins and donut holes for playgroup.  They are all ready for our next trip to playgroup!

most-versatile-banana-cake-recipe-everIngredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Beat egg and cream together with butter, sugar, and brown sugar
  3. Add vanilla, baking soda and mashed bananas, mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour, mix until combined but don’t ‘over mix.  You’ll get ended up with a bread or muffin that is dense.  Only mix enough to combined all ingredients.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan, muffin tins or baking mold.  Bake until cooked through.
  • a loaf typically takes about an hour to bake
  • regular muffins or cupcakes take about 20 minutes
  • mini-muffins and donut holes take about 8 minutes
  • all bake times are approximate, give or take a few minutes

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