Banana Bread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in the delightful combination of moist banana cake topped with a rich and creamy cream cheese frosting. This recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Banana Bread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic dessert that is easy to make and incredibly delicious. The moist banana cake pairs perfectly with the smooth and tangy cream cheese frosting, creating a treat that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Ingredients:

Banana Cake:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream (full-fat is best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 bar (8 oz) cream cheese (full-fat is best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  3. Gradually blend in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the mashed bananas until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and heavy cream, beating until creamy.
  7. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Slice and serve.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes + cooling | Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 18 pieces

Storage:

Store any leftover Banana Bread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added texture and flavor, you can fold in chopped nuts or chocolate chips into the banana cake batter before baking.
  • Make sure the cream cheese and butter for the frosting are at room temperature to ensure a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • To make individual servings, you can bake the batter in muffin tins instead of a baking dish. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

Enjoy this delectable Banana Bread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting as a sweet treat for breakfast, dessert, or any time you’re craving something delicious!”

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