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Old Fashioned Banana Cake

This Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the most flavorful moist cake that is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. Banana Cake a delicious twist on banana bread - perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana cake, cake, dessert
Servings: 8


  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • Start by adding the bananas to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mash the bananas with a fork.
  • Next, add in the granulated sugar, and brown sugar and mix on low speed until combined.
  • With the mixer still on low, add the oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely.
  • Spread the frosting thickly on the top of the cake and decorate with walnut halves.