Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Bananas, bananas, and more bananas. They’re great for so many things. Bananas are delicious for snacking, smoothies, ice cream and baking!
I buy bananas every week when I go grocery shopping and every week we have at least 2 to 3 bananas that start to go bad. My hubby always freaks out about it, but I always tell him that as a baker ripe bananas are a dream come true. There are so many possibilities. Normally I will add them to the freezer so I can use them in my daily smoothies or make homemade banana ice cream.
Well this week I wanted to bake something else. I found this recipe for Frosted Banana Bars by Taste of Home and knew I needed to make this. I always make banana bread and banana muffins, but I’ve never actually made cake and/or bars.
I wanted this to be more of a single layer cake then bars, so I changed how it was baked. It turned out perfect and taste just like a snack cake. This Banana Cake is so moist and has such a nice banana flavor that I devoured a piece while cooking dinner. Oops. The cream cheese is so smooth and silky that it compliments the banana flavor perfectly.
This cake is a great dessert to make while having some guests over. So whenever you have some ripe bananas hanging around remember this delicious moist Banana Snack Cake!! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Get the Recipe: Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups about 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 package, 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt to a small bowl and whisk together; set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until incorporated. Add bananas and vanilla extract, mixing throughly.
- Turn the stand mixer to a slow speed position and slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
- Spread banana cake mixture into greased baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack before frosting.
- For frosting, cream the cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer, until fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Then add the vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Frost bars.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Now this is my kind of cake! This looks SO amazing, Cyndi! I love snacking cakes…makes me feel less guilty about having a second (or third) piece with the word “snack” in the title! 🙂 And that cream cheese frosting looks like perfection! Do you deliver? 🙂 And I love your pretty white plates, too! Pinned!
Awww thanks Gayle!! 😉
I’m so bad, Cyndi. I let those bananas go bad and then I’ve been known to just throw them out. I need to bake with them more! This recipe is inspiration for that!
Haha you totally need to Mir! Thanks!!
I totally buy bananas for the sole purpose of letting them get overripe to toss in the freezer or to bake with. That’s completely normal! Why wouldn’t you do that?! This cake looks delicious Cyndi! Have a great Easter!
Glad I’m not the only one Stacey! 😉 Thanks sweetie!
I love banana cake so very much. This is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had a giant piece in front of me right now.
Thank you Kim!! 😉
This is a great option for those individuals who don’t care for chocolate. I’m not one of them, but I do know a few people who don’t like chocolate and are limited at parties that involve desserts.
Thank you Erin! 😉
This looks super moist Cyndi! I can’t resist anything with cream cheese frosting!
Thank you Ashley. I love cream cheese frosting too!
Snack cake is the best cake! Love this combo of sweet bananas and creamy cream cheese frosting 🙂
Aww thanks Medha!
This snack cake looks delicious Cyndi! Can’t wait to try it! Love the cream cheese frosting! Pinned!
Thank you Mira! 😉
Nothing beats a classic banana cake! And the fact that it has such a thick layer of cream cheese – makes this recipe even more delicious. So hungry now!
Thank you Thalia!
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Hi – just wondering if you meant 2 sticks of butter (1/2 pound); one stick didn’t seem to be enough when I was creaming the sugar in. Thanks!
Hi Paula, first off thank you for stopping by and making my Banana Snack Cake. The recipe only requires 1 stick of butter. Thanks and let me know how you like it. Also if you added another stick of butter I’d love to know how it turns out. 😉
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During quarantine I made this to cheer us up. I cut the recipe in half & it was tasty.