Banana Snacking Cake

We like cakes that are frosted or not frosted. Here is a good snacking cake with just a light sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. Nice and moist and not a heavy texture it is a very good cake and goes great with a cup of coffee or hot tea. If you have one ripe banana this is the recipe for you. The touch of cinnamon was nice and you could add some chopped nuts though we thought it was good just the way it is written. If you mash the banana in a measuring cup you know just how much you have. It took two small medium for me to get the right amount.
Banana Snacking Cake
Yield: 8 servings 
6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt or sour cream
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 to 2 medium) 
1/4 cup oil
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
3. Combine yogurt, banana, oil, vanilla, and egg in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Add yogurt mixture to the flour mixture in large bowl, stirring just until moist.

4. Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan lightly greased or coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve with whipped topping.


  1. Love anything that is banana flavored! Yum!

    1. I liked it as it finished up some bananas and was not overly sweet. Hope you give it a try.

  2. This is a great idea for when you don't have enough over ripe bananas to make banana bread!

    1. My thoughts when I saw the recipe, everyone really liked it.

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  4. Perfect! I have bananas languishing in a bowl on my counter, and the desire, coupled with a rainy day, WILL be making this today! Thanks!

  5. Hi Wendy, my crew said to tell you they liked it, and hope you do also.

  6. It was dee-licious! I only had one banana, next time I'll use two. And I added chocolate chips and pecans. But would certainly make it again! Like you said, it was not too sweet, just right. Thanks for a keeper!


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