Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

TIME: 1 hr 15 mins
  • 1 12cups bananas, mashed, ripe
  • 2teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3cups flour
  • 1 12teaspoons baking soda
  • 14teaspoon salt
  • 34cup butter, softened
  • 2 18cups sugar
  • 3large eggs
  • 2teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12cups buttermilk
  • Frosting

  • 12cup butter, softened
  • 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 12cups icing sugar
  • Garnish

  • chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 275°.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
  7. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  8. Stir in banana mixture.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
  11. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  12. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.
  14. Spread on cooled cake.
  15. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting, if desired.

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