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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Banana Cake

  • 2 ½ c. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Baking powder
  • 2/3 c. Milk
  • 4 ripe Bananas (Mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. Sugar
  • ¼ c. Apple Sauce
  • ¼ c. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 pinch salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese
  • ½ c. Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 c. Confectioners Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2-8” round pans (I cut the recipe in half and used 2-6” pans instead).
  • To make the cake, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt - Set aside.
  • In the bowl of stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the mashed bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let cool for 5 minutes. Put pans in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter – I get the best, fluffiest results when I use the whisk attachment. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time. Mix until all the sugar is incorporated. Mix in the vanilla.
  • To assemble the cake, cut both cakes in half. Put the bottom of 1 cake on a cake stand. Layer with frosting. Put the top half of the same cake on top and layer with frosting. Do the same with the other cake. Frost a thin layer on the sides and top of the cake. Put the cake in the freezer for 15 minutes for the frosting to set. Take out and finish frosting. I also sprinkled the top of the cake with gold sprinkles to make it extra pretty :).
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