Banana Cake Recipe With Oil

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One of the best moist and incredibly flavorful banana cake recipe with oil! Topped with a cream cheese frosting, perfect for any celebration!

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I absolutely love this classic 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 cake recipe that’s no fuss, and this one is just that. It’s very easy to make, and after the cake is made and cooled, I piled whipped cream cheese frosting over the top! It’s so yummy!

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Banana Cake Recipe With Oil Recipe

Ingredients for Classic Banana Cake

3 very ripe mashed bananas

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon orange zest

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make the Classic Banana Cake

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2 – Add mashed bananas, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to an 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 9×2 round pan.

7 – Bake for 30 minutes or until the center of the cake is done… do not overcook!

8 – Let the cake cool before removing or frosting.

Ingredients for the Cheese Frosting

4 ounces unsalted butter (room temperature)

8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar

How to make Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

How to Decorate a Banana Cake

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.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Top this cake with a super-easy whipped cream cheese frosting. It uses only 4 ingredients and is whipped to perfection! Look how yummy that cream cheese frosting looks!

What is the difference between banana bread and banana cake?

This cake has the texture of a moist, fluffy cake. It’s made with more oil, butter, and sour cream to give it a very moist texture. It’s also topped with a cream cheese frosting and baked in round cake pans.

The bread is what you would imagine a loaf of bread to be. It’s denser, baked in a loaf pan, and has more of a bread-like texture.

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

Wrapping Up…

This banana cake recipe is no fuss to make – very easy to follow. After the cake is made and cooled, simply pile whipped cream cheese frosting over the top for an amazing dessert everyone will love!

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Banana Cake Recipe

Classic Banana Cake Recipe

You can't go wrong with this delicious cake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Classic Banana Cake

  • 3 very ripe mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Classic Banana Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add mashed bananas, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a electric mixer and beat on high until light, fluffy and fully combined.
  • Add in sour cream, oil, vanilla and eggs and continue to mix on low until combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients… flour, salt and baking soda and lightly whisk.
  • With the mixer on low, add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour into a prepared 9×2 round pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the center of the cake is done… do not over cook!
  • Let the cake cool before removing or frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese on high until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla and continue to beat.
  • With the mixer on low, add in the powdered and mix on high until light and fluffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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5 thoughts on “Banana Cake Recipe With Oil”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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    • 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 🙂

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