Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 This Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is everything you want it to be, and more! Two moist layers of ‘from scratch’ Banana Cake, topped with a sweet frosting!

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cake

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Happy Birthday to me!!!!! Or you. Today could be SOMEONE’s birthday, right?

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:

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cake

STEP 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans (or use my homemade pan release).

PRO TIP: 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)!

STEP 2: Beat 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.

STEP 3: Pour batter evenly between the two prepared 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.

STEP 4: For the cream cheese frosting, beat softened 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.

STEP 5: 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!

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cake

Tips for the BEST Banana cake Recipe:

  1. Ensure that your butter (and cream cheese for the frosting) are room temperature.
  2. Don’t over mix the cake batter. When adding the dry ingredients, do it just until combined.
  3. Check your oven temperature for accuracy. Oven temps oven vary, so if you don’t have a gauge in your oven, be sure to check your cake early.

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No oven needed with this beautiful, layered NO BAKE Banana Cream Cheesecake! You’ll love the cookie crust with the creamy cheesecake, fresh bananas, banana pudding and whipped topping!

Add a little texture and tang to your breakfast with this Sour Cream Banana Bread. The addition of sour cream in this recipe is pure genius for the most delicious, moist slice of banana bread!

Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cake

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You’re going to love eating these Carrot Cake Muffins for breakfast. Especially since they are topped with a cream cheese frosting and walnuts!

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This Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake is a showstopper! Layers of homemade carrot cake, a cheesecake center and it’s all topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting!

What you need for this banana cake recipe:

If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!

  • Two 9-inch cake pans
  • Wilton’s Bake Even strips (optional)- these are great so you don’t have to cut any cake off!
  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar (some people like to use light brown sugar in this recipe)
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • 4 Overripe Bananas
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

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Cream Cheese Frosted Banana Cake

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Yield: 12-16 servings

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

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 Cream Cheese frosting!


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 202mg Carbohydrates: 58g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 43g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published July 23, 2018

Perfect Banana Cake recipe with homemade cream cheese frosting. You’ll love this easy, from scratch recipe!

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37 comments on “Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Lindsey Hanka

    how much powdered sugar for the frosting? I dont see it listed in the ingredients

  2. Deb

    Happy Birthday, Aimee!! This Banana Cake looks like the perfect birthday cake or anytime cake! It looks delicious!

  3. Sandra

    Banana Cake is a family favorite at our house. I especially love it with cream cheese frosting.

  4. I haven’t had banana cake in such a long time. I can’t wait to make this.

  5. Anna

    I am a huge fan of banana cake! And always with cream cheese frosting!

  6. THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I can’t wait to try!

  7. Sabrina

    That cream cheese frosting really takes this cake over the edge DELICIOUS!!

  8. I am a sucker for banana cake! And this recipe loves divine!

  9. Oh my! I love desserts made with banana, they are always so moist!

  10. Anonymous

    How long before event can I make this cake?  Could I bake and assemble cake on Friday for a Sunday party?  Thanks, can’t wait to try this recipe.

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  12. Anna

    I am a huge banana cake fan! I wish I had a big slice of this beauty right now! Totally swooning over the fluffy frosting!

  13. Jessica

    Oh my gosh this is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing! 

  14. I love a good banana cake. And cream cheese frosting makes it even better!

  15. Kara

    Why have I never heard of Bake Even Strips? I hate trying to cut off the top of my cakes. I am definitely adding them to my Christmas list this year!

    BTW, this cake looks ridiculously yummy!

  16. I’ve always wanted to get those bake even strips – now i have the perfect recipe to test them out with!! This cake looks incredible

  17. This couldn’t look any more perfect! This looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!

  18. I hope you had a great birthday! This cake sounds divine! I’m a huge fan of bananas and so is my family. I think they’d all enjoy this cake.

  19. Marjory

    Happy Birthday! This cake is simply amazing and perfect for a banana lover!!!

  20. Britni

    Banana Bread is a staple in our house. This is a fun twist on one of our favorites. Thank you

  21. Kim W.

    Delicious! I made it in a 13 x 9 pan instead. It didn’t rise quite as much as I thought it should but it was so good! This is my go to recipe for banana cake with cream cheese frosting now. Thanks!!! 

  22. PAULA

    Hello. Wondering if this recipe can be doubled to make a 4 layer cake?

  23. Nicole

    Can I double the recipe to have larger layers? So that I can cut each layer in 2.

  24. Melanie

    Could this be made in a bundt pan??

  25. GrandmereB

    I made this recipe into cupcakes.  It made 23 for me.  I frosted them using my own standard cream cheese frosting that only uses 1/2 cup of salted butter,  an 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, I cup homemade sweetened whipped cream, and 3 cups powdered sugar.  I piped on the frosting and they looked and tasted wonderful!  Love the banana cake recipe!  Thank you!  

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  27. Ladylass

    Next time I I’ll use 8 in. Pans. Otherwise great recipe.

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  34. Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is great! To be honest, I’m not good at cooking but I like them, they give me joy and excitement every time I finish the dishes, which is a great thing. With your recipe, I just need to follow the instructions and the rest is simple. Thanks for your recipe.

  35. Ay

    Please convert this recipe in grams i reallly need it, please help me thanks so much💙

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