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The Best Banana Cake


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  • Frosting:
  • 1 1/3 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest



Step 1

Heat oven 350. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in a measuring cup. Top to 1 1/2 cups with milk. Set aside. Mix together mashed banana with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, set aside. Beat together butter, brown and white sugar until combined. Add in eggs one at a time and vanilla. Mix on high until light and fluffy ( almost the texture of frosting ). Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to egg mixture stirring just until combined. ( do not overmix) Fold in bananas. Pour into prepared pan. Put in oven and reduce heat to 300. bake 60 - 70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. ( do not over bake ). Remove from oven and place in the freezer for 45 minutes to make the cake extra moist.Cool
Frosting: Cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add in lemon juice and zest. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread over cooled cake.
NOTE: I took off a section and used regular frosting for my piece.

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