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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting combines common pantry ingredients into a tender, moist cake with tons of banana flavor and a tangy, sweet frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, how do I make Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, how to make Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 685kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups very ripe bananas mashed

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix mashed bananas with lemon juice and set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer,  cream together 3/4 cups butter and 2 1/4 cups sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla.  Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour.  Add the bananas and mix just until evenly distributed.  Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Remove from oven and place immediately into the freezer for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting; In a large bowl, using an electric mixer,  cream together 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.  Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the powdered sugar.  Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat just until frosting is smooth.  Do Not overbeat or frosting will become runny.  Spread frosting over completely cooled cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.7mg