Saturday, July 12, 2014

Best Banana Cake Ever

Recipe by Elaine Lewis @

Moist banana cake with cream cheese frosting
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (about 3) mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cooking Directions
  1. Have eggs at room temperature for half hour. Grease and lightly flour 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add bananas, buttermilk, shortening and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till combined well. Add eggs on medium speed for two minutes. Pour batter into pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool cake thoroughly before you frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 - 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons good quality vanilla
  • 5 1/2 - 6 1/4 cups powdered sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with mixer until light and fluffy. A little at a time add two cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly add remaining powdered sugar and beat until it is at spreading consistency. This frosts tops and sides of two 8-9 inch layers so halve for the top of a 13x9x2 inch cake.


  1. Thanks for sharing, I will be making this soon, we always have bananas here. Blessings to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing wonderful information, it is really nice information.
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  3. Thanks for the recipe. It looks really yummy. I copied it. Susan

  4. Sounds yummy and I like that it makes a 13 x 9 size cake. I hate 8x9 size, too much work for not enough cake. LOL!

  5. Funny, I have been craving a banana cake!

  6. I just put 3 bananas in the freezer earlier in the week. I may give this a try...though, I can't eat much of it; but I have plenty of people to share it with!

  7. You had me at the sight of that frosting!

  8. That sounds amazing!! Pinning. :)