The Best Banana Cake

This recipe is a lawsuit of many, many emails too comments from then many of yous writing to say me how much yous enjoyed my best banana muffins (see, I didn’t telephone band them the “best” for nothing).  H5N1 few of yous wrote to inquire me if it would endure possible to bake the muffin recipe into a banana cake, exactly I had a few reservations.  I was worried that the master copy recipe wouldn’t brand the best banana cake, too then I started recipe testing to educate the perfect moist cake.

I went through a lot of overripe bananas (and roughly not-so-ripe ones, inwards a few moments of desperation), too in conclusion ended upwardly modifying my pumpkin cake (of all things) to province on this winning banana cake recipe.

Soft too fluffy amongst a tender, moist crumb, this is banana cake perfection.  It’s tardily to brand too is perfectly complemented yesteryear a liberal topping of cream cheese frosting.

For this banana cake, I used a variation of my favorite cream cheese frosting that I shared the other day.  Today’s recipe uses a flake less saccharide too has yous whip heavy cream into the frosting then that it’s polish too silky.

This variation is much less sturdy than my other recipe too isn’t i that I recommend for your measure cake or cupcake, exactly it suits this cake perfectly (no pipe required here!).

The riper your bananas the better!  I prefer mine to endure generally chocolate-brown (which I did non convey when I made the video below… nutrient blogger fail), the riper they are the to a greater extent than flavorful your banana cake volition be.
I overstep the frosting off amongst chopped walnuts, exactly if you’d similar yous tin also bake walnuts or pecans into the cake, too.  About 1 loving cup of chopped nuts would operate nicely inwards this recipe.
You tin add together cinnamon to spice upwardly this cake!  I ultimately decided to larn out it out for maximum pure banana flavor, exactly yous tin add together 1/2-3/4 teaspoon of soil cinnamon inwards amongst the dry out ingredients if you’d like.
When I made this banana cake inwards my drinking glass baking dish, the overstep browned faster than I expected it to. Because of this, I’ve included instructions inwards the recipe to monitor your cake at the xxx infinitesimal mark, too if the edges are browning besides fast, lightly tent the cake amongst foil.


  • 3/4 loving cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (170g)
  • ¾ loving cup canola or vegetable stone oil (175ml)
  • 1 loving cup calorie-free or nighttime chocolate-brown saccharide (200g)
  • 1/2 loving cup saccharide (100g)
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled too well-mashed (this is almost ii cups mashed) (470g)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten room temperature preferred
  • ¼ loving cup buttermilk (60ml)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (312g)
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Silky Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (225g)
  • ½ loving cup unsalted butter softened (113g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups powdered saccharide (315g)
  • 1 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 loving cup chopped walnuts for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F (175C) too spray a 9x13 pan amongst baking spray or lightly grease too flour.  Set aside.

Combine butter too sugars inwards the bowl of a stand upwardly mixer (or inwards a large bowl too utilization an electrical mixer). Beat until well-combined too calorie-free too fluffy.
Add stone oil too crunch to combine.

Stir inwards mashed bananas.

Add eggs, buttermilk, too vanilla extract too stir until well-combined.

In a split upwardly bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, too salt.

Gradually add together to moisture ingredients until completely combined.

Spread batter into prepared pan too bake on 350F (175C) for 45-55 minutes* or until a toothpick inserted inwards the centre comes out generally build clean amongst few moist crumbs.  Allow to cool completely earlier roofing amongst frosting.

Silky Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, too common salt inwards a large bowl too crunch amongst an electrical mixer until creamy.

With mixer on low-speed, gradually add together powdered saccharide until completely combined.

Add heavy cream too gradually increase speed to high.  Beat on high for xxx seconds.

Spread over completely cooled banana cake.  Top amongst chopped walnuts (if using).  Slice too serve!

Recipe Notes
*Important -- occur an oculus on your banana cake equally it bakes.  xxx minutes in, banking concern fit your cake to run across if it's becoming besides chocolate-brown on overstep (pay attending to the edges, if they're getting darker inwards coloring too pulling away from the edges), if then yous may lightly tent amongst foil earlier baking the remaining xv minutes.  I had this number when baking inwards a drinking glass dish exactly non inwards a metallic i (which was contrary of what I expected).

Please run across video or tertiary photograph inwards post higher upwardly to run across how chocolate-brown the cake should endure when it is finished baking, if it looks similar this at xxx minutes yous should tent amongst foil.

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The Best Banana Cake Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: First House