Banana Cake

A classic favorite:  Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake

I served this cake to my picky, picky brother when he was visiting, and he loved it! It’s much like a sweet banana bread with delicious frosting.

Banana Cake Recipe

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Banana Cake



  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 cups sifted flour (sift, then measure)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box (1 pound) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour and angel food or bundt pan.
  2. To prepare the cake: In large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugar and oil until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Break up bananas into chunks and add to batter.
  3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and soda; sift them together. Add slowly to the batter and continue beating. Fold in the pecans (if using).
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.
  5. To prepare the frosting: Use and electric mixer to combine the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until it is a desired spreading consistency.
  6. Frost the cake when it has completely cooled.

2 Responses to “Banana Cake”

  1. postedOct 4, 2012 9:01 AM

    My husband and son love this cake. Just the three of us finished it off in two days. I wonder if this cake will freeze well, saving the frosting until ready to thaw out and eat.
    thank you

  2. postedNov 29, 2012 11:56 AM
    Linda Hielscher

    Hi Lori, I found myself with 3 banana going brown the other day and decided to make this recipe, So glad I did! This is an awesome banana cake. I had some brown sugar butter frosting and used that instead of the cream cheese frosting. Thanks again for a do over recipe. Your devoted fan … Linda 🙂
    If I want to send you a recipe, how do I go about doing that?

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