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Banana Cake

The most amazing banana cake recipe with tangy cream cheese frosting. The secret is frozen bananas! Makes two 8"x2" cake rounds or three 6"x2" rounds. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 390 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek

Ingredients

Banana Cake Ingredients

  • 11 oz cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 3 oz brown sugar
  • 9 oz very ripe banana puree (about 3 bananas)
  • 4 oz vegetable oil
  • 3 oz buttermilk room temperature
  • 8 oz softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 16 oz softened cream cheese
  • 8 oz softened butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp orange extract or vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 36 oz sifted powdered sugar 8 cups

Instructions

Banana Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and prepare two 8" cake pans with cake goop or other cake release. 

  2. Combine together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside. 

  3. Combine together buttermilk, thawed banana (drain off the excess liquid), oil and vanilla. Whisk and set aside. 

  4. Place softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and cream until smooth. Sprinkle in brown and white sugar and whip on medium until light and fluffy. 

  5. Add in your eggs one at a time, waiting for them to be combined before adding the next. 

  6. Add in 1/3 of your flour mixture and then 1/3 of your liquid. Alternate two more times and mix until just combined. 

  7. Pour into your prepared cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out cleanly. Let cool fully before frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions

  1. Place softened butter in the bowl of your stand mixer with paddle attachment and cream on low until smooth

  2. Place softened cream cheese in the bowl with butter in small chunks and cream on low until smooth and combined

  3. Add in sifted powdered sugar one cup at a time until combined

  4. Add your orange extract and salt. Combine until smooth and creamy. 

Nutrition Facts
Banana Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.