This Banana Bread Sheet Cake is a tender and delicious cake recipe! Great for snacking or even as a birthday cake.
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Happy Friday friends!
Here’s a fun fact for you this Friday morning…did you know that February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. Yep. It’s such a thing. So of course we have to celebrate it! I mean is there anything more comforting and tasty than banana bread? The smell of it baking…eating it with slabs of butter (if that’s your thing). It’s just so good.
And I know there are a gazillion different banana bread recipes out there, and we all have our favourite, so when a new amazing recipe is found it must be shared. It’s our duty don’t you know. So I made one. I made you a Banana Bread Sheet Cake….better known as the best banana bread/cake I have ever ever ever tasted. No word of a lie.
It is soft, banana-y, and moist. Even at day 3, this cake was SO moist. In fact it seemed to get more moist as the days went on…but by early day 3 it was gone. Poof.
This recipe is a keeper.
Banana Bread Sheet Cake
- 3 - 4 ripe bananas (mashed about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup butter at room temp
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
With a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs, mixing in one at a time. Then add the vanilla and mix until smooth.
In a separate large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate small bowl mix together the milk and sour cream.
Now it's time to put it all together:
Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, followed by 1/3 of the milk/sour cream mixture and repeat until it is all combined.
To this batter add the mashed bananas and mini chocolate chips, then combine.
Pour the batter into your 9x13 baking dish.
Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. (Check your cake after 30 minutes to see how it is baking.)
Cool and enjoy!
Recipe inspired by Just a Pinch
If you like, because this is a sheet cake, you can serve it with a vanilla buttercream icing. But we didn’t think it needed it with the addition of the chocolate chips. But you could add icing…in fact this would be a great birthday cake!
I hope you try it…you won’t be sorry!
For more delicious recipes, check out these delicious banana breads/muffins/cakes from the rest of the crew in my Friday Recipe Club!