Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3-4 large ripe bananas (about 1 & ½ cups mashed)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and ½ cups buttermilk (room temperature)
  • Classic Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounce full fat block cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • ½ cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Peel bananas and break into chunks. Place in bowl or large glass measuring cup and mash with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, beat the butter until creamy.
  5. Add granulated and brown sugar and cream together on high speed until smooth. Scrap sides of bowl as needed.
  6. Add vanilla and eggs and mix on medium until combined.
  7. Add mashed bananas until combined.
  8. Slowly add in flour mixture and buttermilk (alternating flour then milk) until thoroughly mixed together. Do not over mix.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick instead into center of pan comes out clean.
  11. Place on cooling rack until completely cool.
  12. Frost liberally with cream cheese frosting (recipe below) and place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
  13. Frosting: In large bowl, add softened butter and cream cheese. Cream together on high until creamy. Add vanilla and mix. Slowly add in powdered sugar and salt and mix (turning to high) until frosting is well mixed and fluffy. If needed, add additional pwd. sugar to thicken. Or thin with a drizzle of milk if needed.
Recipe by Joy In Every Season at