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layer banana cake


This Banana Cream Cake recipe is OBSESSIVELY delicious! The buttery spiced banana cake topped with the creamiest cream cheese frosting will MELT in your mouth and leave everyone wanting more and more!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
5 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • Oven


  • 3 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 1/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe bananas (well-mashed)


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Sift and mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add room temperature butter, eggs, buttermilk, and 1/2 cup of mashed bananas to the mixing bowl with dry ingredients. Beat at a low speed for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the remaining 1 cup of mashed bananas and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl. Beat 1 minute.
  • Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  • Divide the cake batter evenly among the three cake pans.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Let the cakes cool in the round pans for 5 minutes. Next, remove the cakes from the pans and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  • Beat the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting together in a mixer until smooth.
  • Assemble the cake (refer to assembling layer cake step in the article). Make sure frosting is at room temperature before assembling the cake.


Serving: 1gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSugar: 30g
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