Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I haven't had banana cake since the occasional office party when we lived in Oregon. I love it and was SO happy when I saw it at Gourmified. I didn't get a good picture of mine. You should go check out Lisa's picture of her cake here(seriously SO pretty!). If you have some bananas that are past their prime and turning black...try this recipe.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. soda
  • 2/3 c. butter, at room temperature
  • 4 mashed bananas, large
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c. buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • 2/3 c. chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and soda. Then add: butter, and bananas. Beat thoroughly, then add: eggs, buttermilk, chopped nuts and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. When cooled, top with Cream Cheese frosting. Recipe below.

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 8oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. butter

Directions: Combine all ingredients until smooth.

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  1. Great recipe! I am bookmarking this.

  2. Just an amazing recipe idea. So much better than carrot cake (in my opinion) Love your blog!

  3. This is in the oven now. It smells soo good! We can't wait to taste it.

  4. Her picture looks good. But I think yours is more inviting. I can't wait to try this tomorrow. My kids will crown me queen Mommy for the day! And Danny too of course.


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