Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My Daughter and I- Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Two summers ago, we went to an outdoor showing of The Endless Summer. There were booths, a history of surfing exhibit, a band and food. We met some friends there, and we all brought picnic dinners to share. One of our friends brought frosted banana bars- something that I’d never tried before- and we all absolutely loved them. Ever since then, Mrs. Smith’s banana bars have been floating around in the back of my mind as a recipe that needed to be tried. Last week, I finally got around to making a similar recipe, and they did not disappoint!

We love our banana bread recipe, so normally, if we have over-ripe bananas on the counter, that’s our go-to dessert. This banana cake with cream cheese frosting was another hit- the cake itself is moist, and isn’t overly sweet and the frosting is simple and delicious. The recipe came together very quickly too.

My Daughter and I- Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 2

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for cake:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 lb. powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the wet batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow the bars to cool completely before frosting.
Make the frosting:
In a bowl, combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until completely smooth.


Original recipe from Taste and Tell

Cindy & Jordan