The BEST Banana Cake Recipe | Yummly

The BEST Banana Cake

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  • 1 1/3 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium25% DV590mg
    Fat29% DV19g
    Protein12% DV6g
    Carbs24% DV71g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories480Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate71g24%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Meg 2 days ago
    Delicious! Cake was dense, but still very good. I added a little extra lemon juice, it lightened the frosting a bit
    Violet Riggs 21 days ago
    Literally one of the best cakes I’ve ever had! Also freezes well.
    Kayla Anne 24 days ago
    Very good, very dense as most banana cakes are. I’m thinking this cake needs to be refrigerated after it’s cooled?
    Sarrah K. a month ago
    Really delicious. Best banana cake ever!
    Michael F. a month ago
    It turned out Great! I used a different recipe though for cream cheese icing.
    nvdjazzy a month ago
    I made this cake yesterday and it was really good. Even my daughter who does not like fruity cakes found it yummy. I put a little more lemon juice in the frosting and only a little bit of butter, which gave a nice tangy aftertaste after the sweetness of the bananas. Will make again!
    Jodhaira R. a month ago
    This cake was incredible. I didn’t add the lemon flavor to the frosting, just regular cream cheese frosting but it was delicious. One of the best cakes I’ve ever made.
    Elise W. a month ago
    I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. However, i didn't have a fresh lemon for the lemon zest in the frosting, so i substituted a teaspoon of vanilla extract instead, and it too was delicious. I would make again.
    ArtandSondra C. 2 months ago
    This was sooo good. I did not have lemon juice so I used plain yogurt in place of it for the cake, and vanilla yogurt in the frosting in place of the lemon juice. It turned out beautifully.
    Compton 2 months ago
    Delish! I actually made it in 2 9” deep dish pie plates and gifted one- they were very happy!
    Yvonne 2 months ago
    This is so delicious I want to smack myself! They only thing I did differently was, I made cupcakes. I kept the temperature at 350 for about 20 minutes. It makes 36 cupcakes.
    Sarah 4 months ago
    Really good! Will make again for sure.
    Glenn P. 5 months ago
    It turned out perfect !!! The key is closely following directions!!!! No reason not to have a perfect cake every time. Thanks for a Great App !!! I use it often.
    Betty Loia 9 months ago
    Very light and moist. Next time i will bake a bit longer.
    Wyona O. 10 months ago
    this cake was moist and my husband loved it. i swapped out the regular sugars for diabetic sweetners . It was moist and had wonderful banana flavor. definatly will make this again.
    Michele Benjamin a year ago
    Beautiful cake, very filling and tasty
    Sonya Sukiennik a year ago
    The cake and icing are both good...just not sure about them together. I think the cake would be better with a vanilla icing. This one was too lemony.
    HJ M. a year ago
    Good recipe - moist, and flavourful. The lemon to milk makes a nice buttermilk that’s got a bit more zing than store-bought buttermilk.
    melissa a year ago
    turned out so moist and delicious!
    suzanne a year ago
    Delicious and very moist. Would definitely make again.
    Baker 2 years ago
    The cake was good but the frosting with the lemon was everything! Great recipe to use up those ripe bananas.
    Vhonda J. 2 years ago
    delicious will definitely make again. g Great recipe..