Elegant and Creamy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Elegant and Creamy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Step up your cake baking with this amazing, delicious, and elegant banana cake recipe that is sure to impress everyone!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, cake, frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 685kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 3 bananas overripe
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 1/8 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  • 8 tbsp butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 275F
  • Grease and flour your cake pan(s)
  • Mash bananas in a small bowl and mix with lemon juice
  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer or stand mixer
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla extract
  • A little at a time, mix in the flour and buttermilk, alternating between the two
  • Stir in the mashed bananas
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan(s) and bake for about one hour, until a toothpick comes out clean (cook time will vary based on size of cake pan used)
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack


  • When cakes are completely cool and ready to frost, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer or stand mixer
  • Beat in vanilla extract
  • Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing on low speed
  • Set mixer to high speed and mix until the frosting is smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed
  • Frost the cake as desired


Note: Nutrition is calculated for the entire cake


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.8mg