The Best Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is everything you want it to be, and more! Two moist layers of ‘from scratch’ Banana Cake, topped with a sweet frosting!
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Happy Birthday to me!!!!!
Sometimes you have to take the initiative and wish yourself a happy birthday….and bake your own cake!
As you can see, I baked up a layered Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Such a great use for those overripe bananas on the kitchen counter!
You guys, this is what I want every birthday. For real. A sweet layered cake packed with banana flavor and covered in frosting and frosting packed in the center too. And, as you can see I’m not about fancy frosting swirls or crazy garnishes. Just give me an extra large slice of cake (which means I’ve got lots of frosting).
My kids? They tend to swipe off some of that extra frosting and just eat the cake. So bizarre. I don’t complain though, because I just scoop that extra frosting with my spoon and eat it up. I don’t get the name “Shugary Sweets” for nothing 🙂
How to make Banana Cake:
First, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. When making a layer cake, I like to use these Wilton’s Bake Even Strips. It keeps your cake layers level and flat, perfect for stacking (and they just slide right onto your cake pans)!
Beat 1/2 cup room temperature butter and sugar in a mixing bowl for several minutes, until creamy. Add in egg, vanilla, and mashed ripe bananas. You can mash banana in a bowl, or directly in your butter mixture.
Add remaining dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes until fully blended.
Pour batter evenly between the two cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check if done by toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pans for 10 minutes, then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
For the cream cheese frosting, beat butter and cream cheese in a large bowl for 3-4 minutes until fluffy and pale. Add vanilla, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. Beat for an additional 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
To assemble the cake, lay one layer of cooled cake on a cake plate. Spoon a generous amount of filling over the first layer. Add second layer of cake. Spread frosting over cake. Slice and enjoy!
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What you need for this banana cake recipe:
Two 9-inch cake pans
Wilton’s Bake Even strips (optional)
Granulated sugar (some people like to use light brown sugar in this recipe)
4 Overripe Bananas
Heavy Whipping Cream
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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and video:
For the cake:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 small bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
For the frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease two 9-inch cake pans with shortening and flour. I like to use these Wilton's Bake Even Strips. It keeps your cake layers level and flat, perfect for stacking (and the just slide right onto your cake pans)! Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in egg, vanilla, and bananas (you can mash them first, but I toss them in and it does the work). Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat for a couple minutes until fully blended.
- Pour batter evenly between the two cake pans. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pans for about 10 minutes. Flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
- For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for 3-4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes. scraping down the sides of the bowl periodically.
- To assemble the cake, lay one layer of cooled cake on a cake plate. Spoon frosting over middle layer generously. Top with second layer of cake. Spoon and spread frosting over cake evenly. ENJOY!
Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips, 2-Piece
Cuisinart AMB-9RCK 9-Inch Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware Round Cake Pan, Silver
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red
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