Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Sarah Mcfee
Sarah Mcfee
I am a stay at home mom of two boys, and have been married to my supportive husband for over 8 years. Cooking has always been a big part of my life since I was a child.

READY IN: 1hr 15mins

Yields: 16 Servings


  • 1 1⁄2 cups bananas, mashed, ripe
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1⁄8 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk


  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1⁄2 cups icing sugar


  • chopped walnuts

Nutritional Info

Serving Size: 1
Calories 503.5
Calories from Fat 185
Total Fat 20.6 g
Saturated Fat 12.3 g
Cholesterol 89.5 mg
Sodium 365.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 75.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 55.7 g
Protein 5.5 g


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F (135C).
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
  7. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  8. Stir in banana mixture.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
  11. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  12. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
  14. Spread on cooled cake.
  15. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.



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