Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Buttermilk Banana Snack Cake

A light and tender snack cake made with buttermilk and bananas
A light and tender snack cake made with buttermilk and bananas.

Buttermilk Banana Snack Cake

I am not a baker. Y'all pretty much know that if you've been hanging around this blog any length of time.

I'm much more of a savory home cook and baking has just never been my thing so I don't bake much and really, you kind of have to bake regularly in order to build experience in it!

So funny though, but I broke all of the known rules of cake making with this snack cake, which is probably why I'm not much of a baker!

  • I didn't cream the butter first before adding the sugar.
  • I added both eggs in at the same time.
  • I didn't cream the bananas first either. I just pinched them off and used the beaters to break them down first and then beat them into the batter.
  • I added all the dry ingredients to the batter, and used the mixer to mix them all together and then incorporated them into the batter.
  • I didn't alternate the dry and the wet ingredients.
But, yet... despite all of my rebellious behavior, it turned out great! 

Course, I'm not advising you to do that, but hey, it worked out for me.

By the way, when it comes to sweets, I am more of a cake kinda gal, than a frosting kind of gal. In fact, I often end up eating around the icing on a cake because many icings are just overly sweet.

This snack cake is nice and tender and moist and just delicious without any kind of frosting, though a nice little dusting of powdered sugar isn't a bad thing!

Here's how to make my Buttermilk Banana Snack Cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish; set aside. Put the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.

Blend together.

Add the eggs beating them on medium low until blended together.

Then beat them into the sugar mixture.

Add bananas one at a time and use mixer to mash them and then blend into mixture.

Stir flour in its container to aerate, then spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Add flour to creamed mixture, top with baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Use mixer to mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then begin mixing that into the creamed mixture.

Add vanilla.

Add buttermilk.

Gently blend in.

Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Let cool completely.

Serve as is, or with a light dusting of powdered sugar, drizzle with a glaze or frost as desired.

A light and tender snack cake made with buttermilk and bananas

For more of my favorite cake recipes, check out the collection on my Pinterest page!

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Posted by on May 16, 2023
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