Banana Cake Recipe

This banana cake recipe is best! Simple to make, it's fluffy and moist with banana flavour. This banana cake with cream cheese frosting will be a family favourite.

Banana Cake – ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil or high quality vegetable oil* – ½ cup honey or maple syrup – 2 large egg – 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 ½ medium or 2 large bananas) – ¼ cup milk of choice or water – 1 teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour – ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour


– Totally optional: ½ cup mix-ins like chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, raisins, chopped dried fruit, fresh banana slices… Cream Cheese Frosting – 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature – 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1


Make the cake: Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9" square baker. Whisk oil and honey in a large bowl. Whisk in the mashed bananas and milk after beating the eggs.

Step 2

Whisk in baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in both flours with a large spoon until combined. Certain lumps are fine! Add any additional mix-ins now and gently fold.

Step 3

Batter into greased baker. A toothpick inserted into the centre should come out clean after 30–34 minutes. Wait until the cake is completely cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

Step 4

To make frosting, mix softened cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl or stand mixer. Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or your own strength.

Step 5

Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir with a spoon until combined (or powdered sugar will fly everywhere), then whip the frosting until fluffy.

Step 6

Spread frosting evenly over the cake's top to put it together. Cut the cake into pieces and serve. For up to four days, this cake should be kept in the fridge.

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