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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This banana cake is moist and flavorful with mashed bananas, buttermilk and cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, Cake, cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 603kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 baking pan
  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 ½ cups bananas mashed, ripe
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream ¾ cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  • Stir in banana mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven a until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I used a glass 9x12 pan and baked for 55 minutes. Your baking time could vary. Check for doneness at 50 minutes. Mine took 55 minutes in a glass pan.
  • Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes or until cooled. This will make the cake very moist.
  • For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Add confectioner's sugar and beat on low-speed until combined, then on high-speed until frosting is smooth.
  • Spread on cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg