Banana Nut Sheet Cake

Banana Nut Sheet Cake
I am a big fan of fresh baked cakes, and Banana Nut Sheet Cake is one of the very best!  I have served it at weddings and parties through the years.
I wish I could gather all of my blogging friends around my table for a warm cup of herbal mint tea and offer you a bit of Banana Nut Sheet Cake my family loves.  With an abundance of ripe bananas, I often make and serve this…it never lasts.  It’s perfect when your bananas are black and you’re down to the wire!

Banana Nut Sheet Cake

If you are going to be serving a big group, double this recipe and pour them onto 2 half sheet baking pans.  I line my pan with parchment sheets, and cool them on wire racks.  I turn one out onto a large serving cake plate and remove the parchment paper.  I frost the layer and then turn the other cake on top of the bottom layer and again remove the parchment paper.  Then I frost the sides and finally the top. You can decorate the top with fresh bananas or chopped toasted nuts if you’d like.  When I cut the cake, I plan on 48 servings for a full sheet cake.

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Banana Nut Sheet Cake
Enjoy a divine solution for using up over-ripe bananas and feeding a crowd! Banana Nut Sheet Cake is moist and extra delicious topped with Cream-Cheese Frosting.
Serves: 48 servings
Banana Nut Sheet Cake
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
Cream-Cheese Frosting
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, then stir in nuts and bananas.
  4. Spread batter into a greased 15 x10 x 1 inch pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and frost. Cut into squares.
To make Cream-Cheese Frosting:
  1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.
  2. Gradually beat in powdered sugar till creamy and smooth.
  3. Spread on cooled cake.

Serve with lots of love,

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Debbie

    I would pout if I were not positive that your calling is far, far better than being my personal source of recipes in Blog Land. I just shouted you out yet again on my blog today, in fact. I used one of your marinades to improve a recipe.

    I’ll always keep my eyes open for new posts.

    You have a beautiful family. How perfect is that picture? They are standing on the “Rock”. I lift your new ministry for grace and success in all that you do.

    And I still pray that God sends some recipes my way too. (He says, “you have not because you ask not,” right? Hugs. )

  2. Debbie

    And I love that quote! And the recipe looks yummy too.

  3. renee @ Singing With Birds

    Sweet Debbie is one of the many reasons I have not had the courage to delete my blog! Thanks so much and be watching for a salad just for you….

  4. Julie Harward

    I LOVE this recipe too, it’s a really good one! God bless you as you do His work..and it is the most JOY we can be part of outside our families, and this picture of your family is just awesome! 🙂

  5. LDH

    I would be so sad not hearing from you, and hope you will find time to post, if only infrequently! I immensely enjoy your sweet, sweet heart that shines through every one of your posts!

    Best wishes to you and your husband!

  6. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    The cake looks really great and I wish you all the best with your new adventure! Take care and I look forward to seeing a post from you when you have the time:@)

  7. Diane Hodrick

    Best of luck….I am glad I found your site….your inspiring in the kitchen and in the heart. Good luck!

  8. Julie

    I will be stopping by whenever there’s a recipe or a family photo from you!! In the meantime, your church is so lucky to have you!! HUGS!

  9. Garden of Egan

    Even though I knew this it still makes me cry.
    I can’t believe I was so busy or dumb or something that I didn’t just follow you around like a puppy while you still lived in Iceburg!!!!

    I’m so excited for you and the adventures that are ahead for you.
    You’ll both be so fantastic!

    Love banana cake!

    Oh by the way…I love that family picture! You should be so proud!

  10. The Café Sucré Farine

    What a beautiful family you have Renee! I’ll miss your frequent posts but you are doing something much better! Wishing you God’s richest blessings as you begin this new adventure!

  11. SavoringTime in the Kitchen

    What a wonderful adventure you will have ahead of you and what wonderful people to be in charge of such a wonderful cause. You will look back on this time with such a sense of appreciation for what you are doing.

    Enjoy and the recipes can wait until you are less busy 🙂

  12. Gloria

    I baked this yesterday and it was excellent! Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Red Couch Recipes

    THis sounds like such a great recipe. I know you will be wonderful on this new mission! I hope you will share the things you are up to! Joni

  14. bj

    I have a spice cake right now but as SOON as it is gone, I will make this . Mr. Sweet loves this kind of cake sooo much.
    Much good luck on your new mission.
    hugs, bj

  15. Jacqueline

    Congratulations on your mission call and how wonderful to be able to stay at home too. We have neighbors who are serving a mission at the Provo MTC and get to stay at home and they just love it! Will miss you, both on blogging and Pinterest! Lots and lots of love!

  16. Cathy

    I wish you all the best in this new adventure you have ahead of you, Renee. What a blessing that you can continue to live in your home that you love. I will miss you on Pinterest.

  17. Maija-Liisa

    What a fantastic way to serve! We are excited for you!!

  18. Mrs.B

    I wish you the best.
    Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

  19. Claudine Cable

    Hi Renee – or should I say Sister West? I love your blog. I am so glad I found it and that you shared it with me. What a great picture of your family. It is beautifully done, the photos are magnificent, and the food looks amazing. I hope you will be able to post every so often. It was great to meet you and your husband.

  20. Gypsy Heart

    I know this is a huge blessing for the two of you…and soooo many will be blessed by your mission. I do hope that you’ll find time to share something great when you can! I also ask that you NOT delete your blog…we all love it. 🙂

    God bless and keep you!


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