Monday, February 22, 2010

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


This is not your typical cake. It's leaps and bounds better. It's a delicious cross between banana bread and the most deliciously moist cake. You'll definitely want to make this yourself. Especially if you have any bananas turning a shade or two darker than yellow. Yes. This is one of those incredible ways to use them up...that is IF you have bananas going bad. We don't very often, so when I get to use them in something, I prefer making this cake instead of bread.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift the following together:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 tsp. soda

Then Add:
2/3 c. butter, at room temperature
4 mashed bananas, large

Beat thoroughly, then add:
2 large eggs
2/3 c. buttermilk or plain yogurt
2/3 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix until well combined. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. When cooled, top with Cream Cheese frosting. Recipe below.



8oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
2 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter

Combine all ingredients until smooth.


  1. This cake looks way yummy. I'm definitely going to have to try this.
    And to answer your questions, we would love to move back to the NW, but that isn't going to happen any time soon, although Utah has grown on me, and we live in a great area, so it has made sticking around here easier. I'm also from the Seattle area!

  2. Wow! Bananas are my favorite. The cake looks de-licious!

  3. I have this recipe in the oven right now...and it smells so good! I can't wait to dig in!!


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