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Easy Banana Cake

Yield Serves 10 1x
Prep: 45 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes

Easy Banana Cake topped with cream cheese frosting.


Banana cake

  • 210 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) plain flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100 grams (1/2 cupcaster sugar  or granulated sugar
  • 45 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk
  • 180 grams (3/4 cup) mashed banana, (23 overripe bananas)

Cream cheese frosting

  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter, softened
  • 250 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) full fat cream cheese, softened, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 375 grams (3 cups) icing sugar or powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Grease and line an 8-inch round cake pan with baking or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large bowl, add plain flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugars and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until pale and creamy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.
  4. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, along with buttermilk and the mashed banana. Gently beat until just combined. Then add remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool completely.
  6. To make the cream cheese frosting, add butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla.
  7. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, and continue to beat until smooth. Generously frost the top of your banana cake once it’s completely cooled.

Watch How To Make It

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 572 Sugar: 55 g Sodium: 291.2 mg Fat: 28.9 g Carbohydrates: 74.8 g Protein: 5.8 g Cholesterol: 113.3 mg
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: CakeCuisine: Australian
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