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Classic Banana Cake Recipe


I absolutely love this classic banana cake recipe. It’s one I’ve been making for years (adapted from Ina!) and it’s always a hit anytime I serve it. The cake is incredibly moist with sour cream and vegetable oil in the recipe and I swear those 2 ingredients make the moistest cakes! I also enjoy a banana cake recipe that’s no fuss and this one is just that. It’s very easy to make and after the cake is done and cooled, I piled whipped cream cheese frosting over the top! It’s so yummy!

For an easy and charming way to decorate the cake, add sliced bananas, Heath Bar toffee chips and a few dried flowers on top of the cake to garnish it.

Look how yummy that cream cheese frosting looks! Only 4 ingredients too!

You can see the mashed banana here and how delicious it is! If you make this delicious recipe, please let me know in the comments how it turns out!

Classic Banana Cake Recipe
Classic Banana Cake Recipe
  • 3 very ripemashed bananas
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
  • 2 largeeggs
  • 1/2 cupvegetable oil
  • 1/2 cupsour cream
  • 1½ teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoonorange zest
  • 2 cupsall purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add mashed bananas, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a electric mixer and beat on high until light, fluffy and fully combined.
  3. Add in sour cream, oil, vanilla and eggs and continue to mix on low until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients... flour, salt and baking soda and lightly whisk.
  5. With the mixer on low, add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Pour into a prepared 9x2 round pan.
  7. Bakin for 30 minutes or until the center of the cake is done... do not over cook!
  8. Let the cake cool before removing or frosting.
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
4 Ingredient Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 ouncesun-salted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ouncescream cheese, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoonsvanilla extract
  • 3 cupspowdered sugar
  1. In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the vanilla and continue to beat.
  3. With the mixer on low, add in the powdered and mix on high until light and fluffy.
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6 responses to Classic Banana Cake Recipe

  1. August 17, 2017

    My husband loves banana desserts and I always default to either pudding, trifles, or pie. I’ve never actually made a banana cake. I love the toffee topping, that sounds delicious too!

    1. Eden
      August 17, 2017

      Thank you Ashley! If he loves banana desserts you have to try this one! It’s obviously similar to banana bread, but personally I think it’s better, haha!! Thanks for the sweet comment 🙂

  2. Sharon
    August 18, 2017

    This looks amazing! Trying it soon!

  3. Robin
    September 2, 2017

    In the ingredients for classic banana cake butter is not on the list but in the directions it says to add butter. Could you please clarify? Thank You.

    1. Eden
      September 4, 2017

      Yes! Thank you! There is no butter in the recipe!! Sorry that was in the directions, it’s fixed now!

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