Crazy Banana Cake Recipe: You'll Go Bananas Over This Moist Banana Cake Recipe by Ann Marie Patitucci

Cakes/Cupcakes Desserts
3 months ago
Crazy Banana Cake Recipe: You'll Go Bananas Over This Moist Banana Cake Recipe

My friend Sherry is great about sharing her recipes on social media for others to enjoy. Her banana cake recipe is the one that people really go crazy for. 

Friends and family not only ask her for the recipe, but they even ask her to bake it for them! Luckily for all of us, she shared the easy banana cake recipe with me.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: Makes 1 cake

Ingredients

Cake 

  • 1 1/2 cups very ripe fresh bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Icing

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Mash bananas and mix with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat eggs in one at a time. Add vanilla.
  5. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in bananas.
  6. Pour into cake pan and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean. If needed, cook longer, checking every 10 minutes until cake is fully cooked.
  7. Remove cake from oven and immediately place in freezer for 45 minutes. If not completely cool upon removal from freezer, let cool further before icing.
  8. To make the icing, cream butter and cream cheese together. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar on low until combined, then on high until smooth. Frost cooled cake with the icing.

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Donna John
This looks delicious, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Will definitely be making this soon. Crazy that I have zero "banana bread" bananas right now. :-)
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
I'm all out of bananas, too, Donna John . I will be rectifying that soon, and making this cake. Yum! Thanks for sharing, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Deb2705
I have to ask, what is the purpose of putting the hot cake in the freezer?
Ann Marie Patitucci
It locks in the moisture. Happy baking!
Audreymcconnell
I would also like to know the purpose of putting the cake in the freezer while still hot please
Ann Marie Patitucci
It locks in the moisture. Happy baking!
Audreymcconnell
I've just found the answer It's to keep it moist .
Carolyn Rogers
powdered and regular sugar in the cake batter?
Lynn Marie
The oven temp shows 275, is it supposed to be 375?
Ann Marie Patitucci
Yes. It’s a slow cook process. Happy baking!
Lori Nicole Gauthier
It says the total time is 1 1/2 hours yet it's more like 2 1/4 hours. 20min prep time, 1hr 10min bake time and 45min in the freezer.
It's annoying when a recipes the "total time" is longer than stated.
Bootsea
help! Does the cake need to be refrigerated once you add the icing?

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