Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

When it comes to classic desserts, few things can match the timeless appeal of a delicious homemade cake. And if you’re a fan of moist, fluffy cakes with a hint of tanginess, then you’re in for a treat! This banana cake with cream cheese frosting has the perfect balance of sweetness and tang that will leave you craving for more.

The first thing that sets this banana cake apart is its incredible moistness. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas works wonders, giving the cake with a tender texture that simply melts in your mouth.

Cream cheese frosting adds a layer of creaminess and tanginess that beautifully complements the sweetness of the cake. The subtle tang of the cream cheese balances the overall taste, preventing the cake from becoming overly sweet. Each bite offers a delightful contrast that keeps you coming back for more!

Why You’ll Love This Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is moist, fluffy, and downright delicious. The sweet cake and tangy frosting are a match made in flavor heaven.

  • Quick and easy to prep. This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to bake!
  • You’ll actually use those ripe bananas. Ever had bananas go ripe and you tell yourself, “oh, I’ll make a banana bread with those”…but then never do? Once you taste this cake, you will be BEGGING those bananas to go ripe so you ACTUALLY bake a cake!

Ingredients You Need To Make Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Gluten free baking flour.
  • Baking powder.
  • Cinnamon. This adds a robust flavor that you’ll be craving for days!
  • Kosher salt.
  • Ripe bananas
  • Sugar. You have to have something to add the sweetness in!
  • Unsalted butter. You’re already adding salt, so be sure you don’t overdo it with salted butter by accident.
  • Eggs.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Cream cheese. You can’t have a cream cheese frosting without cream cheese, can you?!
  • Powdered sugar. You’ll need this for the frosting!

How To Make Banana Cake

This Banana Cake really isn’t that intimidating to make…. let’s get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and butter for 3 minutes. 
  3. Mix in the eggs, and add your bananas. 
  4. Next, add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. 
  5. Bake until the toothpick comes out clean approx. 30-35 minutes. The tops will be lightly browned.
  6. Cool completely and get ready to frost!

How To Make Banana Cake Dairy Free

The only dairy in this recipe is the cream cheese, but if you buy your favorite dairy free version, you can easily substitute with that and be good to go!

Commonly Asked Questions

Why is my banana cake soggy?

If you find that your banana cake is a bit soggy, it’s likely because you added too many of the wet ingredients. Oftentimes, that means you added too many bananas! Try to cut back on how many bananas you use, and that should fix the issue.

Why did my banana cake crack on the top?

If your cake cracked, it’s likely because you have your oven temperature too high. Be sure it’s preheated and set to 350 before you start the baking process.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

With perfectly balanced flavors, this banana cake is a true winner among things to do with your ripe bananas. I can guarantee this will be a family favorite for years to come.

Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • measuring spoons/cups
  • ( 2)8-inch cake pans
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer or kitchen aide mixer
  • Oven

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 1/3 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and butter for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs, add your mashed bananas.
  • Next, add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  • Bake until the toothpick comes out clean approx. 30-35 minutes. The tops will be lightly browned.
  • Cool completely.

Frosting

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and top the
cooled cake.
  • Optional toppings, banana, walnut, and caramel.
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