Banana Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is like banana bread in fluffier form, layered with a light and tangy cream cheese frosting… yes, I definitely accept! Banana bread has always been one of my favorite desserts/snacks/breakfasts since I was little so when I finally tried it in cake form many years ago it was a given that I was going to be hooked.

Lately, I just buy more bananas at the grocery store than I plan on my family eating on their own because I love to bake with them and add them to smoothies or oatmeal. The hard part though, is waiting for them to ripen. It’s like Christmas when I’m at the grocery store and every once in a while they have those overripe bananas wrapped with a red tape. That means they’ve done the hard part for me and I don’t have to wait a week for my bananas to become generously speckled. I’d pay more for those bananas than the regularly priced ones but they label and sell them like they are the lesser quality.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (from about 4 medium bananas)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz. cream cheese, softened slightly
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy