A Crazy Magic Banana Cake Recipe You'll Go Ape Over (Moist & Delicious) by Ann Marie Patitucci

A Crazy Magic Banana Cake Recipe You'll Go Ape Over (Moist & Delicious)

My friend Sherry is great about sharing her recipes on social media for others to enjoy. Her banana cake recipe is the one that people really go crazy for. This moist banana cake is the perfect dessert to serve any time of the year after dinner with a cup of coffee or glass of milk. The moist homemade cake also makes a wonderful sweet snack

Friends and family not only ask her for the recipe, but they even ask her to bake it for them! Luckily for all of us, she shared the easy banana cake recipe with me. To make this crazy banana cake recipe you will need overripe bananas, flour, buttermilk, butter, baking soda, lemon juice, powered sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, salt, powdered sugar and cream cheese. 

This cake bakes for a longer time at a lower temperature, resulting in a crazy good, moist cake. Try it today and be sure to share with your friends and family! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 16




  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to use very ripe bananas for this recipe.
  • Love cinnamon. Sprinkle some into the cake batter and/or cake frosting.
  • Store the cake in an airtight container. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Mash bananas and mix with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat eggs in one at a time. Add vanilla.
  5. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in bananas.
  6. Pour into cake pan and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean. If needed, cook longer, checking every 10 minutes until cake is fully cooked.
  7. Remove cake from oven and immediately place in freezer for 45 minutes. If not completely cool upon removal from freezer, let cool further before icing.
  8. To make the icing, cream butter and cream cheese together. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar on low until combined, then on high until smooth. Frost cooled cake with the icing.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 522

Total Fat: 31.2g

Saturated Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 156mg

Sodium: 284mg

Total Carbohydrate: 54.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.6g

Total Sugars: 42.3g

Protein: 8.1g

Vitamin D: 7mcg

Calcium: 68mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 166mg

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Donna John
This looks delicious, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Will definitely be making this soon. Crazy that I have zero "banana bread" bananas right now. :-)
Elisa Schmitz
I'm all out of bananas, too, Donna John . I will be rectifying that soon, and making this cake. Yum! Thanks for sharing, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
I have to ask, what is the purpose of putting the hot cake in the freezer?
Ann Marie Patitucci
It locks in the moisture. Happy baking!
I would also like to know the purpose of putting the cake in the freezer while still hot please
Ann Marie Patitucci
It locks in the moisture. Happy baking!
I've just found the answer It's to keep it moist .
Carolyn Rogers
powdered and regular sugar in the cake batter?
Lynn Marie
The oven temp shows 275, is it supposed to be 375?
Ann Marie Patitucci
Yes. It’s a slow cook process. Happy baking!
Lori Nicole Gauthier
It says the total time is 1 1/2 hours yet it's more like 2 1/4 hours. 20min prep time, 1hr 10min bake time and 45min in the freezer.
It's annoying when a recipes the "total time" is longer than stated.
help! Does the cake need to be refrigerated once you add the icing?

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