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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for a party, celebration—or just because! The tangy, rich frosting is oh-so-perfect with the sweet banana cake.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake, cream cheese frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 6906kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz



  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk room temperature


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until combined. Scrape the bowl and beat in the mashed banana.
  • On low speed, alternately mix in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk. Mix until just combined making sure not to over-mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. If the top is browning too much, cover lightly with foil. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • For the frosting, cream the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment for 3-4 minutes on high speed. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix on low to combine, then increase the speed to high for 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate the frosting for 20 minutes before applying to the cake.


Calories: 6906kcal | Carbohydrates: 951g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 324g | Saturated Fat: 199g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 83g | Trans Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 879mg | Sodium: 3421mg | Potassium: 1790mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 652g | Vitamin A: 10734IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1010mg | Iron: 19mg