Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


– 3 medium, ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups of mashed banana) – 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 1 cup sour cream – 1/2 cup vegetable oil (you can also use unflavored coconut oil) – 2 large eggs – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 2 cups all purpose flour – 1 tsp. baking powder – 1 tsp. baking soda – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas using a fork or potato masher. Add the sugar, vegetable oil, sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix well using a whisk or hand mixer.

Step 3

To a second bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Use a fork or whisk to mix together, helping to break up any lumps.

Step 4

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Use a whisk or hand mixer to mix the batter. If adding nuts, fold them into the batter using a rubber scraper.

Step 5

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake at 350 degrees for 32-35 minutes to golden brown. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean and crumb free it is done. Let cake cool completely to room temperature before frosting.

Step 6

Spread cream cheese frosting evenly onto the cooled cake. Top with additional chopped nuts and/or banana slices, if desired.

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