Banana Cake and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

 Do you ever find yourself with a ton of leftover bananas that are getting too ripe and covered in spots?
We love banana cookies, banana cupcakes, banana bread, banana muffins and even banana pancakes at our house, but I decided to try something new . . .
Something covered in delicious frosting . . .
You see, I am 16 weeks pregnant and my latest craving has been frosting.
(I know, it’s totally random and kind of gross. But what can you do?)
Anyway, as I was deciding what to do with my ripening bananas, I started thinking about a banana cake my mom used to make when we were growing up . . . and then I thought about how good it would be smothered in fluffy cream cheese frosting.
And then this little baby was born.
If you like banana bread, you will love this.
If you like cream cheese frosting, then you will love this.

If you like both of them, this may be your lucky day!

Serves: 24

Banana Cake and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

If you like banana bread, you will love this. If you like cream cheese frosting, then you will love this. If you like both of them, this may be your lucky day!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3-4 medium bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Frosting ingredients:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar (more or less until it?s the consistency you like)


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9×13? baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean). Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over bars. Store covered in the fridge.




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5 Responses to “Banana Cake and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. I made this recipe several weeks ago as cupcakes, and they are delicious! I wrapped each in plastic wrap, bagged them, and froze them. I take one out each night and eat them as part of my breakfast. I think they are even better after being frozen, and I like not having the rest sitting around all day calling to me to snack on more. I love the texture, and the ingredients are no more unhealthy than banana bread, so unfrosted, they are perfect for breakfast. Thanks!!
  2. Kim kenny
    I've had this recipe bookmarked for quite a long time now and don't know why I haven't tried it sooner. But I finally baked this on Saturday and it is so YUMMY! It's a big hit with everyone at my house and it probably won't last another day before the cake pan is empty. I'm definitely making this again, maybe adding some walnuts to the cake batter next time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
  3. Christine Titus
    Simple, delicious, moist cake. I love getting banana's just because I know there's going to be at least three that don't get eaten ?in time?. My kids, who swear they don't like bananas, love this cake. Maybe they just don't like raw bananas, maybe only the kind baked in sweets? Whatever the case, this cake is awesome!

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