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Jeff's BEST Banana Cake Recipe. This moist and tender banana cake is topped with a sweet and buttery cream cheese frosting. This is the best banana cake I have ever had and the only recipe I need. This banana cake with cream cheese frosting will knock your socks off! www.modernhoney.com

Jeff's BEST Banana Cake Recipe

The best banana cake is moist and tender cake with a sweet and buttery cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


Banana Cake:

  • 3/4 cup Butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Ripe Bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • (1) 8-oz. pkg. Cream Cheese softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla or Vanilla Beans


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 5 minutes or until light and fluffly.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing in between.
  4. Stir in vanilla
  5. In small bowl, mash bananas with lemon juice.
  6. Add bananas to bowl and mix well.
  7. Stir in buttermilk.
  8. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  9. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until baked in the middle.
  11. Optional: place in freezer for 45 minutes - 1 hour to keep moist (put oven mitts underneath pan).
  12. To make cream cheese frosting:
  13. Cream butter and cream cheese for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix together.
  14. Spread frosting all over cake.
  15. Serve cold or at room temperature.