The Best Banana Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake up a refreshing Banana Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting. It tastes so fresh and delicious, which I attribute to the wonderful banana cream cheese frosting.

Banana Cake with Fresh Banana Frosting

Fresh on the heels of the best Mayo Banana Bread recipe I’ve ever made comes this refreshing recipe for Banana Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting. I’ve made a lot of banana baked goods over the years. This is my favorite banana cake recipe by far!

I came across this recipe from the fun cooking blog, The Domestic Rebel. I added cream cheese to the frosting as I love that tangy, cream cheese style of frosting best. If you prefer, you can omit the cream cheese with no other adjustments to the frosting recipe.

For anyone wondering, even though fresh bananas are used, the frosting does
not change color, as the lemon juice helps with that. Note that you should
keep leftovers in the fridge. This cake tastes wonderful chilled so that works
out perfectly.

The Best Banana Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake up a refreshing Banana Cake with Banana Cream Cheese Frosting. It tastes so fresh and delicious, which I attribute to the wonderful banana cream cheese frosting.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chill Time 28 mins
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 529 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ripe bananas (about 2-3 medium-sized bananas) peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp banana extract or banana liqueur if desired

For the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz. block of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana peeled and mashed (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp banana extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups powdered sugar use less if you would like it less sweet

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350-f degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan well with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the cake ingredients together and beat with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean with only a few crumbs on it. Cool completely.
  • Prepare the frosting. Cream all ingredients together except the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl, until creamy and well incorporated.
  • Note: If you have any stubborn chunks of cream cheese that won’t blend in, that means your cream cheese was too cold. You can try to fix this by putting the frosting in microwave for a few seconds and beating again.
  • Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, until light and fluffy and as sweet as you like it. Frost the cooled cake and transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Keep leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from The Domestic Rebel

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 426mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 1gSugar: 60gVitamin A: 452IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
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