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easy banana cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Easy Banana Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting is our favorite banana cake recipe. It starts with a box cake mix but you would not know it because it tastes better than scratch cake.

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy banana cake

  • 1
    box yellow cake mix (i used betty crocker)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • pinch of cloves
  • water, oil and eggs (that are listed on the box)
  • 3
    large over-ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1
    box (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 6 Tbsp
    softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make easy banana cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl whisk together dry box mix, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add water, oil and eggs as directed on box. With mixer on medium speed or beat vigorously by hand for 2 minutes. Stir in mashed bananas
  • 3
    Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 4
    In medium bowl using mixer cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. Spread over cooled cake. If using top with chopped pecans.
  • 5
    Store cake in refrigerator.