Up until a few months ago, I always made banana bread with my over-ripe bananas. I love banana bread, but – I love banana cake even more. To be honest, the cake itself isn’t that much different than banana bread. It’s less dense, and a little bit sweeter. And, of course there’s the cream cheese icing slathered on the top – which certainly sets it apart from the pack.

It’s a cake your grandmother probably would have made; not the fanciest, but what it lacks in decoration – it makes up for in flavor. I’m thinking that it would be wonderful to substitute pumpkin for banana come October for a fall twist! If you’ve got some bananas on their last leg in the fruit bowl, or some tucked away in the freezer – pass up the smoothie or your other old-standby to give this delicious cake a try. You might just have a new favorite!


  1. Posted June 7, 2012 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    This looks scrumptious, I love the cream cheese frosting!

  2. Marla
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

    Should have know that this recipe from from your web site, just love your recipes !

  3. Posted June 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM | Permalink

    This looks fantastic. I’ve never heard of cream cheese icing on banana cake, sounds like a good combination.

  4. Marla
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

    Going to friends tonight for dinner. I’m in charge of dessert…you guessed it ! Let them eat banana cake! I’ll let you know how much my friends adore me…

  5. Posted June 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

    I have prepared this cake this weekend and it was delicious. Thank you very much for the recipe!

  6. Marla
    Posted June 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    The cake was a smashing success !

  7. Irene
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Great recipe! I doubled it and baked it a Bundt pan. My friends loved it without icing. Thanks.

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