Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Easy Recipe

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Welcome to our delightful recipe blog! Today, we’re excited to share a mouth-watering treat that’s sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. Get ready to indulge in the heavenly flavors of our Luscious Banana Cake with Velvety Cream Cheese Frosting. Let’s dive in and create something truly scrumptious together!

Introduction

Welcome to a journey of taste and nostalgia with our Luscious Banana Cake. This cake is a perfect blend of moist, tender banana goodness topped with a rich and creamy frosting that will have you coming back for more. Originating from the need to use up overripe bananas, this recipe has evolved into a beloved classic in many households. I remember the first time I baked this cake – the aroma filled the house, and my family couldn’t wait to get a slice. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a slice of comfort and warmth. Let’s make some delicious memories together!

Ingredients

To prepare this comforting recipe, you’ll need:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Feel free to substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend if you have dietary restrictions. You can also replace the buttermilk with almond milk mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar for a dairy-free option. These changes might slightly alter the texture but will still yield a delicious cake.

How to Make Luscious Banana Cake

Follow these steps to create your own delicious Luscious Banana Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar in another large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in mashed bananas.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until creamy.
  7. Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top.

Helpful Tips

Cooking Tips

  • Enhance Flavor: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg to the batter for a warm, spiced flavor.
  • Texture Improvement: For a denser texture, substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Equipment: Using a stand mixer can make creaming the butter and sugar much easier and quicker.

Serving Suggestions

  • Complementary Side Dishes: Serve slices of this banana cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Beverages: Pair it with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk for a delightful treat.
  • Presentation: Garnish with banana slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon or chopped nuts to make it look as good as it tastes.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 440 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Potassium: 170mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 43g
  • Vitamin A: 690 IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg

This cake is not just a treat for your taste buds but also provides a good dose of potassium from the bananas, essential for heart health and muscle function. Enjoy this dessert in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Storage and Leftovers

Refrigerate: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The cream cheese frosting helps keep the cake moist and delicious.

Reheat: For a warm treat, reheat individual slices in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use frozen bananas for this recipe? Yes, you can use frozen bananas. Make sure to thaw and drain any excess liquid before mashing them.
  2. What can I use as a buttermilk substitute? You can make a buttermilk substitute by mixing 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.
  3. Can I make this cake in advance? Absolutely! This cake can be made a day ahead. Just store it in the refrigerator and frost it before serving.

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Conclusion

We hope you enjoy making and savoring this Luscious Banana Cake with Velvety Cream Cheese Frosting as much as we do. Don’t forget to leave a comment below sharing your experience and any creative variations you tried. Happy baking!

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Easy Recipe

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Easy Recipe


Description

Welcome to our delightful recipe blog! Today, we’re excited to share a mouth-watering treat that’s sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. Get ready to indulge in the heavenly flavors of our Luscious Banana Cake with Velvety Cream Cheese Frosting. Let’s dive in and create something truly scrumptious together!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in another large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Fold in mashed bananas.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until creamy.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top.

Notes

  • Enhance Flavor: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg to the batter for a warm, spiced flavor.
  • Texture Improvement: For a denser texture, substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Equipment: Using a stand mixer can make creaming the butter and sugar much easier and quicker.

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