• Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 24

Homemade Banana Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and well-mashed (this is about 2 cups mashed)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten room temperature preferred
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Silky Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts for topping (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray or lightly grease and flour. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl and use an electric mixer). Beat until well-combined and light and fluffy.
Add oil and beat to combine.
Stir in mashed bananas.
Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract and stir until well-combined.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add to wet ingredients until completely combined.
Spread batter into prepared pan and bake on 350F (175C) for 45-55 minutes* or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean with few moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely before covering with frosting.

Silky Cream Cheese Frosting:
Combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.
With mixer on low-speed, gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined.
Add heavy cream and gradually increase speed to high. Beat on high for 30 seconds.
Spread over completely cooled banana cake. Top with chopped walnuts (if using). Slice and serve!

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