Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 1 hr
Ready in: 1 hr 15 min


  • 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


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


1Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.


2Mix mashed bananas with lemon juice and set aside.


3Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.


4In 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.
5Bake 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.

6Meanwhile, 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.