Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Easy to make Banana Cake recipe with a lightly sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting.

 Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I'm pretty sure I've been food driven my whole life. 

I can still remember the first time I tasted Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, it was at my Aunts wedding and I was probably about 8 or 9 years old. It's was so much lighter then banana bread but still perfectly moist with lots of banana flavor and the cream cheese frosting was sweetened to perfection.

This Banana Cake is perfectly moist and easy to make. It's dense and moist but still light similar to a really good carrot cake. It has a strong banana flavor that pairs perfectly with the lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting.

It's the perfect use for all of your overly ripe bananas. 

Here's how I make my favorite Banana Cake:
To make Banana Cake cream together: 
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Oil or Butter (Not Melted)
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
Add 3 whole Eggs one at a time beating well between each addition to incorporate air for a lighter cake.

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Add 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla and beat until well blended scraping sides of bowl as needed.

(You can add the vanilla with the last egg.)

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Add 4 whole Ripe Medium Sized Banana's and mix until well blended about 45 seconds.

(Sorry the banana picture isn't very pretty they had been frozen in the freezer.)

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Stir in: 
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

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Stir in: 
  • 2 2/3 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk 
Until well blended, do not over mix.

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Grease 9"x13" pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal, grease parchment paper. Add cake batter to pan and spread evenly. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.


To make frosting mix together: 
  • 10 ounces Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Softened Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Until well combined.

Mix in 3-4 cups Powdered Sugar until smooth, and creamy.

Light and Moist Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Spread frosting over cooled cake and enjoy.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a favorite use for all the overripe bananas we end up with but some other great ideas are:



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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy to make Banana Cake recipe with a lightly sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 2 user ratings
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 60 M

ingredients:

Banana Cake
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Oil (Not Melted) or Room Temperature Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 whole Ripe Banana's Medium Sized (3 Large Banana's)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 2/3 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 10 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3-4 cups Powdered Sugar

instructions:

How to cook Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Grease a 9"x13" pan. For easy removal of cake line greased pan with parchment paper and grease parchment paper. Set aside.
Banana Cake Batter
  1. Cream coconut oil or butter, granulated sugar, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time beating well between each addition. With last egg add vanilla and scrape sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Add bananas and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add flour and buttermilk.
  6. Stir until well combined being careful not to over mix.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool cake completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Beat softened cream cheese, butter, yogurt, sea salt and vanilla until well combined.
  2. Add powdered sugar until desired sweetness and consistency.
  3. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Frost cooled cake and serve.
  5. Store cake in refrigerator.
Calories
489.13
Fat (grams)
18.12
Sat. Fat (grams)
12.87
Carbs (grams)
78.09
Fiber (grams)
4.68
Net carbs
73.41
Sugar (grams)
52.61
Protein (grams)
7.32
Sodium (milligrams)
357.65
Cholesterol (grams)
52.27
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Banana Cake with lightly sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting is a light and airy recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch. The perfect way to use up leftover bananas.

4 comments

  1. What a beautiful cake Serena. I would love to make it for my hubbie!

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  2. Such a yummy cake! Now I want to make this! I have a dozen ripe bananas in my freezer!!

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  3. I love all things Banana! This recipe is no exception. I'll be making this one soon, looks and sounds sooo Yummy!

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  4. In the instructions at the bottom you say to add brown sugar. How much of the brown sugar do we need?

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