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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Decadent, easy to make Banana Cake topped with a smooth Cream Cheese Frosting.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a soft, fluffy and incredibly moist cake topped with the best ever cream cheese frosting. It is the most delicious way to enjoy your ripe bananas.
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a soft, fluffy and incredibly moist cake topped with the best ever cream cheese frosting. It is the most delicious way to enjoy your ripe bananas.

Happy Monday, friends!! Here’s to a great start to the week!

Truth? I’m high on Milky Ways! I had more than one-too-many.
I am the Mom that all kids should hide their candy bags from. NO one is safe.

I normally do not buy candy. If I want something sweet, I make it from scratch. Like a Banana Cake! Otherwise, no. I cook and bake all too much – there’s no room for more candy.
… hence why I went a bit berzerk with the candy I bought to give out on Halloween.

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How about them Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Reese’s?! Holy Mother of Candy Bars! I honestly thought I was the only one that whipped-up the whole Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups. I swear! I had NO idea that these were really out there. Man, they ARE good.

Therefore, the treadmill and I are about to get a little closer…

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.diethood.com | Decadent, easy to make Banana Cake topped with a smooth Cream Cheese Frosting.

Did you see this? I made us a snack. (Another good reason for the treadmill…)

Sidenote: If you need something way lighter, but still made with bananas, go get the recipe for my Homemade Baked Banana Chips.

Continued: You know how we talked about the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book the other day? Well. I just couldn’t put that book down. As soon as I got it, I made 2 cookie recipes, Spaghetti Sauce and this Banana Cake.

HOW TO MAKE BANANA CAKE

  1. First, we are going to work with our mixer and beat the butter until creamy.
  2. Then, we will add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; as well as eggs, bananas, sour cream and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour and continue to mix until combined; then stir in some pecans or walnuts. I like walnuts in my banana cake.
  4. Transfer batter to a prepared baking dish and bake!

It’s SUPER easy to make and it’s the best tasting banana cake you will ever have. Me thinks. 😀

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | www.diethood.com | Decadent, easy to make Banana Cake topped with a smooth Cream Cheese Frosting.

My blacker than black bananas that I kept in the fridge for 4 days were crying to be used, of course, but I was not about to make one more Banana Bread. Besides, my favorite one is this Blueberry Banana Bread, but since blueberries cost, like, $30 a pint this time of year, I’ve had to rethink my Saturday morning breakfast.

In an effort to salvage the blackest bananas ever, I turned to BHG’s cook book and made this cake. Which, by the way, they call it Banana Bars. I think it’s cake. It’s very cakey. It’s also moist, nutty, and sweet. Just what your morning coffee/tea needs.

ENJOY!

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Decadent, easy to make Banana Cake topped with a smooth Cream Cheese Frosting.
Servings: 16
Calories: 300 kcal
Ingredients
CAKE
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripened bananas , about 2 to 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese)
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
CAKE
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on high until creamy; about 30 seconds.
  4. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined.
  5. Add egg, mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla; beat until incorporated.
  6. Mix in the flour; continue to mix until combined.
  7. Stir in pecans.
  8. Transfer batter to previously prepared baking dish and, using an offset spatula, spread batter evenly.
  9. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
In the meantime, prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting.
  1. In your mixer's bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla; mix until fluffy and completely combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar, about 1/3-cup at a time; continue to mix until smooth and thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Remove cake from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  4. Frost with previously prepared Cream Cheese Frosting.
  5. Cut and Serve.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, Sixteenth Edition (Better Homes and Gardens Plaid) ***Store cake in the refrigerator.

WW SmartPoints: 14 

Nutrition Facts
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 43g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses
  1. I make most of the sweet treats I eat too. And then I open the bag of gummy worms and I am no longer responsible for my actions. I would not be able to control myself around this cake either. It looks omg good!

  2. cristina

    OMG! What a gorgeous and delicious looking cake. Love banana-whatevers and this is just lovely! Love the servings with a banana slice to top.

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