I am finally getting around to sharing the banana cake recipe I tried. This is hands down a winning recipe and the best banana cake I have ever had! My grandma was a huge cake, and bread lover so I grew up on loving these type of easy cake recipes. Honestly, anything with bananas she loved to try to make or bake and I think it’s the same for me.
When I have company I know I can bake goodies, sweets and easy cakes like this because they will be gobbled up. If you have a smaller group you can always freeze your cake leftovers for later. Just sayin’ it will be perfect for when the sweet tooth hits you.
It is to make a banana cake at home.
This banana cake is so tasty, there is just enough banana in it to give it a wonderful flavor. If you read my blog already you might remember me saying the temperature was one major thing I needed to change from the original recipe. (cookbook review and more photos of cake) I have even checked other recipes and found the temperature I increased the temperature to and finished baking it at. Below you will find some more notes about baking this cake recipe.
- You can use the topping from the other recipe or make a homemade cream cheese frosting or buy a good cream cheese frosting.
Banana Cake Recipe
- After making this recipe I would adjust the temperature to 350 degrees to start and watch timing at the end testing with a toothpick or clean knife.
- Continue to check on the cake during the last part of the bake as stated in recipe notes.
- I would use a glass baking dish like a pyrex baking pan 9 x13 vs the ceramic baking dish.
- By increasing the temperature, and using a glass baking pan I think you will get a pretty top in case you want to serve it unfrosted.
- See other recipe notes in the printable recipe.
How to make cream cheese frosting
- butter (softened)
- powdered sugar
- cream cheese
I didn’t want a huge amount of frosting. Use full amount if you like it thick and creamy.
(the recipe calls for 8 ounces of cream cheese, half a cup of soft butter, 3-1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp.vanilla, plus a pinch of salt)
- 1/4 cup of softened butter
- 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- omitted salt
Mix together until fully creamed, then spread onto the top of your cooled cake. Either way, you pick to make the frosting will have a lovely frosting for your cake.
- How to make buttermilk from scratch (in the recipe is how we made it with white vinegar but, you can also use lemons)
Do I need to refrigerate a banana cake?
- Typically, a cake will keep on the counter 2-3 days and 5-6 days in the fridge*. *reference also has tips for freezing.
- To freeze un-frosted cakes, place the cooled cake in a freezer-style resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, remove the cake from bag and place on serving plate. Let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 hours. Frost as desired.
- To freeze frosted cakes, place on parchment paper or wax paper-lined tray in freezer 1 hour or until frosting is frozen. Place in a freezer-style resealable plastic bag; place in an airtight container. Freeze up to 3 months.
- See tips for serving and more tips for freezing baked goods from the reference.
You might also like to try our strawberry banana bread recipe. Today’s recipe is perfect for parties, socials, birthdays, and even as an Easter cake if you are looking for an alternative to carrot cake. If you are looking for a smaller cake try this snack cake it’s not my recipe but, it is one on my list to try. If you make our recipe remember you can freeze leftovers and don’t have to ice it.
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