I enjoy making this far more than the pedestrian versions of banana bread. You may add a shot of rum with the vanilla if you like: this version doesn't have it. You can also substitute Splenda for the white sugar.
This cake is not sweet,and can be split and iced with Cream Cheese/Honey frosting to dress it up or just enjoyed plain on a hot afternoon with a fragrant cup of coffee, under the magnolia tree.(If a magnolia is not available, this cake is so good it will enchant you into believing you are anywhere you want. Bake, and believe.)