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5 from 4 votes

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist and flavorful banana cake with cream cheese frosting.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Banana Cake, cream cheese frosting

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon (3 g) baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon (3 g) baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4.2 g )salt
  • 3/4 cup (169.5 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (20 g) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (300 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (66 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup (360 g) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (6.3 g) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 g) mashed over-ripe bananas, 3 medium-sized

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 1/2 cups (339 g) unsalted butter, slightly cold
  • 6 ounces (170g) cream cheese, cold
  • 6 cups (750 g) powdered sugar, measured and then sifted
  • 3 tablespoons (45 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon. (4.2 g) vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, line the bottoms with parchment paper, and spray again. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, oil, and sugars on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Lower the speed to medium and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until each is fully incorporated before adding the next (about 30 seconds). Add the vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk mixture into the creamed mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just incorporated and remove bowl from stand mixer.
  • Stir in the bananas.
  • Carefully smooth the batter with small offset palette knife, and bake until a toothpick or skewer comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool completely.

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar, followed by the cream, vanilla and pinch of salt.
  • Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and beat for about 3 to 5 minutes.