Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Janet Sa


This cake is so good! I made it using two nine inch round pans, and the batter fit just right, but I should have doubled the frosting. I decreased the sugar in the frosting by 1/2 cup and it was plenty sweet.


★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
55 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    bananas mashed
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 1/8 c
  • 3 large
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 275°.
    2. 2 Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
    3. 3 In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
    4. 4 In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
    5. 5 In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
    6. 6 Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
    7. 7 Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
    8. 8 Stir in banana mixture.
    9. 9 Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    10. 10 Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
    11. 11 For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
    12. 12 Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
    13. 13 Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
    14. 14 Spread on cooled cake.
    15. 15 Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

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About Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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