Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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banana cake with cream cheese frosting
We were invited over to my Aunt and Uncles for dinner on Monday night, and I was so excited!!
It may not seem like a BIG deal to you, but you see rarely do every one’s schedules align.  
Sometimes I think it would be easier to herd cats.
My God-Father, Clyde and my Aunt Carol are two VERY special people to me, and to my whole family.
We try to get together a few times a year alternating houses for dinner.
With 4 kids, them and us,  trying to get wrestling schedules, work schedules, and just life in general to all land on a day that is free for everyone is sometime tough.
Thank goodness they are flexible!!
Monday night dinners were a tradition in my Dad’s family growing up.  My Grandparents had anyone who wanted to come to dinner on Monday night over, and afterward everyone just sort of stuck around, sometimes playing penny poker.
So when it landed on a Monday it felt like tradition was back.
I told my Aunt Carol that it feels as though we DESCEND upon their quiet and neat house.  I mean when they come over the TWO of them VISIT…
They made one of my most favorite meals that night.  Her homemade beef pot pie.  She makes the most amazing pie crust…I want to learn.
Teach me Yoda.
I was in charge of dessert. I didn’t want to bring something same ‘ol same ‘ol. 
I found this recipe for banana cake on pinterest, and it looked really good!
I knew my diet would be out the window on the pot pie..and hey, it had fruit in it, right?
It’s got to be better than chocolate right…well not BETTER…but less calories!
You know what I mean.  
I know not much is “better” than chocolate.
look at that yummy frosting!
Banana Cake
adapted from Bake or Break
I topped mine with some drizzled caramel ice cream topping and about 2 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts.
This cake was REALLY good!!  It really is more of the consistency of banana bread. Very dense.
But utterly scrumptious!
Piece of banana cake on a white plate
5 from 1 vote
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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is full of banana flavor and topped with lots of goodness.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 4152kcal
Author: bake or break / Michaela Kenkel


  • Cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 c milk
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 Tablespoons chopped walnuts optional
  • caramel ice cream topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with flour baking spray.
  • Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar. Beat eggs and egg white in one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well.
  • In another bowl mash bananas and add milk, stir until combined.
  • Gradually add dry mix into sugar mixture mixing well. Add banana mixture, combine well.
  • Placing batter and smoothing into pan, bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool.


  • Cream together cream cheese and vanilla, add sugar and continue to cream together.
  • Spread frosting onto cooled cake.


I topped mine with some drizzled caramel ice cream topping and about 2 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 4152kcal | Carbohydrates: 656g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 152g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 74g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 643mg | Sodium: 2870mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 400g

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  1. I was searching for a cream cheese frosting recipe and voila! What a delightful blog I’ve stumbled on! I LOVE the music… and I can’t wait to spend the rest of the afternoon perusing recipes. Nice photos… pleasing blog.

  2. Thank you so much!! I am so glad you found my little neck of the internet world!! 🙂 This cream cheese frosting was REALLY good!! Please find me on facebook if you haven’t already!!

  3. How have I been missing out on this deliciousness my whole life? I’m going to rectify that right now.

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