Going Bananas

There is something about going to Costco that makes me go a little bananas. I have to full intent of just going in and getting a few things and then next thing you know….a cart full of crap…but discounted crap. Let us take my last impulse buy…bananas. Now, there is no way I can eat 4 pounds of bananas. I don’t like freezing them, they are not the same to me…but I can not pass up 4 pound of bananas for $1.30…I pay more than that for 3 bananas at the grocery store. So as they started to get black I had to figure out what to do with them. I didn’t want banana nut muffins and we did have banana cake at our wedding, so I thought I would give that a try. This is nothing like our cake at our wedding, but I wasn’t going for that. I made a simple cream cheese frosting to go on top of it. It made for a very moist cake. Oh and I used butter instead of shortening.

Banana Cake presented by The Olde Square Inn

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shorting or 3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour milk
1 cup mashed bananas

Cream together the sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, sour milk and bananas. Mix together all dry ingredients, then combine sugar mixture with dry ingredients. Pour into 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Frost when cool.

The Olde Square Inn
Mount Joy (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania


  1. Wow! I just got myself into a similar situation when I got 24 bananas for $1. Maybe I’ll try out your recipe with some of my many bananas.

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