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Slice of banana cake with layer of cream cheese frosting lifted from whole cake with cake server on a decorative glass plate.

Moist Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moist banana cake, cake, banana dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Laureen King
My All Time favourite recipe for Moist Banana Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. Ultra moist and incredibly flavourful.
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  • 1 ½ cups very ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • Frosting double recipe if you like lots of frosting
  • 1 package cream cheese softened 8oz
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups icing sugar confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan or 10 inch round.
  • Mash bananas with lemon juice, set aside.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Mix in flour mixture a bit at a time alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Stir in banana mixture.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for about 1 hour (may required longer baking time depending on pan you use. Test with toothpick, when inserted in center of cake toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 30 minutes. (makes cake very moist)
  • After 30 minutes remove from freezer, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Frosting
  • Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add icing sugar, combine, then beat on high speed until frosting is smooth.
  • Spread on cooled cake.


I like to have a thick layer of cream cheese frosting so I usually double the frosting recipe.


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg