Don't let those ripe bananas go to waste! Whip up this tender, fluffy Banana Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting and bring a little taste of the tropics to your summer party!
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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Don't let those ripe bananas go to waste! Whip up this tender, fluffy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and bring a little taste of the tropics to your summer party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Melissa Howell

Ingredients

For the Banana Cake

  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

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

Instructions

For the Banana Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
  • Measure 1 1/2 cups of milk, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice.¬†
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mashed bananas with the other tablespoon of lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the 2/3 cup vegetable oil with the granulated and brown sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each egg. Add the teaspoon of vanilla and mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of the flour along with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda to the large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the milk/lemon juice mixture and blend.
  • Add another cup of flour and mix. Then another 1/2 cup of milk and mix. Repeat with the remaining one cup of flour and 1/2 cup of milk.
  • Fold in the bananas, and pour into your prepared 9x13 pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.¬†
  • Let the cake cool completely, and then frost with the Cream Cheese Frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream together the 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/3 cup of butter until fluffy.
  • Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Blend in the vanilla extract and add up to an extra 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until your desired consistency is reached. Spread on the cooled cake.

Notes

If you live in a dry climate, you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to the frosting if it's looking too dry and not coming together.
This frosting recipe makes a TON of frosting. You can cut the frosting recipe in half if desired.
To make pineapple cream cheese frosting - increase the powdered sugar to 5 cups, add 1/2 cup crushed pineapple that's been drained, and omit the vanilla extract.