Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


You will love this incredibly moist and easy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Layered banana cake with whipped cream cheese frosting, stuffed with bananas in the center, is the perfect treat for banana lovers. It’s fancy enough to be a birthday cake, or you can bake it just because!


Banana Cake

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter-softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs-slightly beaten with the fork
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups mashed banana (about 2 large or 3 medium bananas)

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting and Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz. brick style cream cheese-room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter-room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 78 cups powdered sugar
  • 56 small bananas


To make Banana Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease two 9-inches round pan with butter, line the bottom with parchment paper and dust lightly with flour, then set aside.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. Beat softened butter for two minutes. Then add sugar and brown sugar and beat well until smooth.
  4. Then add sour cream, oil and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add eggs and mix until combine.
  6. Next add half of dry ingredients mix and mix until combine. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix well. Finally add mashed bananas and mix to combine.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops and bake 25-28 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake for 5 minutes in the pans the transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting and Filling:

  1. Mix heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks form, then set aside.
  2. Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth, then add vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Add sugar gradually, one by one cup, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add whipped cream into cream cheese mixture and mix until combined.

Assembling the cake:

  1. If the cakes are too domed slightly trim the tops. Place one cake layer onto serving plate. Spread thin layer of frosting. Arrange peeled bananas over the frosting (as shown in the picture above). Spread more frosting over bananas and try to fill all the gaps between bananas. Place second cake layer on top. Spread remaining frosting over the cake.
  2. Garnish as desired.
  3. Store in the fridge.