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Moist Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Have you been thinking of a way to use your ripe bananas? Try this moist banana cake recipe! This recipe will show you how to make the perfect banana cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings


  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand-mixer
  • 1 9x13 baking pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • lb unsalted butter at room temperature 1½ sticks
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups buttermilk
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 275°
  • Spray the sides of a 9x13 baking pan with Baking Joy. If you do not have this spray, line the sides of the pan with a thin layer of butter and cover the butter with a thin layer of flour. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  • Mash about 2-3 bananas in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and stir. Set the mixture to the side.
  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) together in a large bowl. Set the bowl to the side.
  • Cream unsalted butter and sugars together in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment or use an electric hand-mixer.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed until the ingredients are light and fluffy.
  • Set the mixer to the lowest speed and slowly add the flour mixture and buttermilk. Alternate these ingredients beginning with the flour and ending with the flour.
  • Slowly mix in the mashed bananas.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish. Spread the batter evenly using a spatula.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake at 275° for about 45-50 minutes. Insert a toothpick to see if the cake is baked completely. The cake is ready if the toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before adding the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream together cream cheese and unsalted butter until smooth.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly across the cake using an offset spatula or large spoon. Cut and enjoy!
Keyword cake, dessert, homemade