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
bananas (the riper the better!)
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a jelly roll or half sheet pan.
  • 2Cream butter, Crisco, and sugar until light in color. I use a Kitchenaid mixer. Any electric mixer will do.
  • 3Add eggs and mix well.
  • 4Add mashed ripe bananas and mix.
  • 5Add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and mix.
  • 6Alternate additions of flour and buttermilk, ending with flour.
  • 7Bake 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.
  • 9When 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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