THE Best Banana Cake

Amanda Lesko


My sister made this cake, gave me the recipe, and I tweaked the frosting to make it less sticky, like cream cheese frosting usually becomes. I have never had a complaint about this cake and I've made and taken it to several places/parties. It is great for birthdays, potlucks, holidays, or just to enjoy! My coworkers at both of my jobs absolutely love it!


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  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening (crisco)
  • 2 c
  • 3-4
    bananas (the riper the better!)
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 &1/2 c
  • 1 c

  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 4 &1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg
    whipped topping mix (one packet)
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    liquid french vanilla coffee creamer
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make THE Best Banana Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a jelly roll or half sheet pan.
  2. Cream butter, Crisco, and sugar until light in color. I use a Kitchenaid mixer. Any electric mixer will do.
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Add mashed ripe bananas and mix.
  5. Add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and mix.
  6. Alternate additions of flour and buttermilk, ending with flour.
  7. Bake at 350 Degrees for 25-30 minutes and test. Mine usually take anywhere from 30-40 minutes to make sure it's completely done. May get very brown on top!
    Cream butter, cream cheese, and whipped topping mix. Add about 1/4 cup of creamer and mix well. Add powdered sugar and mix very well. If too thick, continue to add creamer until light and fluffy like soft marshmallow.
  9. When cake is cooked and cooled, spread frosting evenly over top. I always add either crushed walnuts or some sort of sprinkles!

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About THE Best Banana Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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