Food of the Seventies, Sara Lee Banana Cake

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Sara Lee Banana Cake. It was so good. I remember the frosting would literally come right off the cake if you lifted it. Good Stuff!!!
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Jordan Lee Mitchell - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
AK - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Yum. I liked the orange cake even better than the banana!
lilbas - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
omG! how about the chocolate cake w/the chocolate frosting that would come off on the thin paper that was on top of it? and what about the rippppples in the frosting? yummmmmm!!!! anyone have one freeze dried?!!! heheheheee!!!
Eric - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
My days in college (late '70's) were sustained by Sara Lee Banana Cake and coffee. Absolutely the BEST cake!
Mark - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I work at an assisted living center for senior citizens and the kitchen there does get in Sara Lee Banana Cake. It's packaged for industrial use. Came across a listing once that the cake was sold at Walmart. I checked a Walmart and could not find it.
Jake - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I was looking to see if this cake still is around, apparently not since everyone has just memories of it. It was amazing! I miss it. ;'( Let's all lobby Sara Lee to bring it back.
Dawn - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found Sara Lee Banana Cake at Publix in Fayetteville, GA (about 20 miles from Atlanta)!!! I'm so excited! I've been looking for this for years and years!!!!
MAC - November 08, 2009 - Report this comment
It is back at Publix and as good as ever!
Chris - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree 100! The banana cake with the rich "lift off" buttercream frosting is the absolute best! I haven't been able to find it for 8-10 years; but I keep looking. I finally wrote to Sarah Lee tonight. I may just have to order it and have it sent on dry ice. (Our Walmart in Plano, TX does not carry it.) I am conforted to see I'm not alone as I search in vain.
Mike - May 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Sara Lee Banana Cake is being sold in the Arlington Virginia Safeway on Lee and Harrison Streets.
Casswell - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I was stunned - last night at my Pavillions supermarket on the corner of Melrose and Vine in Hollywood, California....there, could I truly believe my eyes...yes...there it was Sara Lee's Banana Cake....I haven't seen this since my Grandma Pauline had it and served me some in 1979....I bought five of them. I hope they keep them supplied and its not going to go the way of Mister Salty and cane sugar Coca Cola.
gidget - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if we could get Sara Lee banana cake in S.C? I still dream of that cake and saw some parts of the country does. I dream of that cake and really miss it!!
jill - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
just found Sara lee banana cake in my local grocery store..have so missed it....have to say it is gone down hill...very dry and not at all how I remembered it from years ago...will not purchase again...not worth the money...
Miriam - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I am in New Mexico. I have been watching for Sara Lee banana Cake for over thirty years here. I contacted Sara Lee and asked why they quit making it. She said they didn't quit, but that none of the stores in New Mexico ever order it, and task ASK the stores to carry it. I have BEGGED and still can't get anyone to order it. What is the big deal? Whatever happened to customer satisfaction? I WANT MY BANANA CAKE!!!! wAAAAAHHH!!!
Ben - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
just found it online and ordered 24! im gonna be stocked up for a loong time! im in new york and you would think they have everything out here. i cant wait till they arrive!
sherri - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I love the chocolate cake with Buttercream frosting from the 70's. Where can I find this one! I loved it****
Patricia - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Miriam! I too have searched for years (35!) for my beloved Sara Lee Banana Cake, Funny how it became habit to search the freezer section of any store I went in. I searched in both the states I've lived in, Cali and beautiful Washington. Really, I never quit looking! I went weak in the knees when I saw it a year ago at a Safeway in Belfair, Washington!!! Boy did I have to exercise patience since I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY AT THE TIME! But I left the store with a secret smile on my lips... No, it's not quite as good as I remember, (I'm sure the ingredients list contains way more artificial weirdness than it originally did) that's sure not going to stop me from buying it every now and then. Thank you Sara Lee. Oh Happy Yum! It's not everyday you find something you've spent so much of your life searching for.
Sue - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I to have searched. It is available from
Sue - August 15, 2012 - Report this comment
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Karen - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
searching in Fort Worth , check out freezer section wvery store I go to ...
Mixer - January 28, 2015 - Report this comment
In reply to "Miriam".Ive been a mixer for 20 years for Sara Lee and i totally agree with her comment, the reason it is so dry now is because quite simply it comes down to money.Years ago the cakes were made with all butter recipes, then they became part margarine,then half, then full margarine now.Put simply if we kept those original ingredients in still the cake would be much more expensive and people just dont want to pay big bucks for a simple cake. And yes it is a shame.
Kim - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I;m in Michigan and they carry it at GFS.
Amour - June 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I have never forgotten Sara Lee Banana cake ! In the 70s my parents always had this stocked. I've been searching for it for years. Please bring it back !! California
Chinese Ark - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved that Sara Lee banana cake and the devil's food cake too.
Linda - December 04, 2016 - Report this comment
I am in search of Sara Lees Banana Cake AND Sara Lees ORANGE cake!! I'm near Lexington KY please tell me how to get them!!!!! (859)552-0494
Richard - January 07, 2018 - Report this comment
Please Sara Lee bring back this great dessert!!

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